Eric Wood will take a quick break from the radio booth to hype the crowd up as the Legend of the Game Sunday afternoon when the Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"It's special for me to be a Legend of the Game, and it's quite an honor," Woods said. "I'm back for each and every home game doing the radio broadcast for the Bills. So when there's a home game, I get to see the Legend of the Game and it's always great connecting with those guys."
Wood, a 2015 Pro Bowler, spent nine seasons as the Bills' center. Out of 120 games played, his favorite memory (and one he'll never forget) came in 2017 when the team broke the 17-year playoff drought with a 22-16 win over the Miami Dolphins.
"Winning that game, and watching the Bengals beat the Ravens in the locker room with everybody else on the team and all the coaches was truly a special moment," Wood said. "It ended up being my last regular season game ever and I didn't realize it at the time, but luckily it gets to be my favorite memory from my time in Buffalo."
Even though Wood's NFL career ended in 2017 due to injury, he's been involved in football since through broadcasting. After calling college football games for a few years, Wood became the Buffalo Bills Radio Network's radio analyst in 2019, so he's quite familiar with what this team has to offer.
"This team just has so many good players on it and it has returned so many pieces from last year and, was maybe even 13 seconds away from potentially hosting hoisting the Lombardi trophy," Wood said. "It's an exciting year for the Bills. Coming into the season, they were the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl and they have a roster, a coaching staff, and an organization that justifies that."
The following Legends will also be in attendance on Sunday afternoon:
- Thurman Thomas
- Steve Tasker
- Lorenzo Alexander
- Izell Reese
- Robb Riddick
- Leonard Smith
- Steve Christie
- Bob Schmidt
- Brad Lamb
- Will Wolford
- Harry Van Hofwegen