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Bill Polian, General Manager (2012 Inductee)

Named the sixth general manager in Bills' history on December 30, 1985 ... he assisted on the 1985 draft, which brought Bruce Smith and Andre Reed to the team... in his first offseason as GM, Polian signed quarterback Jim Kelly and center Kent Hull out of the United States Football League... in the middle of the 1986 season, Polian picked Marv Levy to replace Hank Bullough as the Bills' head coach ... he orchestrated the biggest trade in Bills history in 1987 when he acquired linebacker Cornelius Bennett (the second overall pick in the draft that year) in a three-way deal with the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Rams... the Bills won the AFC East title in 1988 and reached the Super Bowl an unprecedented four straight years, from 1990 to 1993... he spent nine seasons overall in Buffalo and the Bills made the playoffs each of the last five seasons of his tenure.