UB Now has its all decade Coach, Quarterbacks, and Running Backs. But because of time constraints the nature of these polls has changed from 'All Decade Full Roster' to a plain ALL-Decade team (24 Positions).
So Far its the 2008 Bulls
- Coach - Turner Gill
- QB - Drew Willy
- RB - James Starks
Not a lot of question about UB's best receiver from the past decade. Let's just take a look at the record books to make sure I am not getting ahead of myself: Roosevelt has the most career yards, most career receptions, most career touchdowns, and most all purpose yards. He is also second most 100 yard games and fifth all time in scoring.
His name dots the UB Record books in some other areas but I trust that the records outlined justify putting him at the top without placement in a poll. So there are two more spots on the All Decade team.
Ten years of UB Football, admittedly a lot of ugly football, to find the two other UB Receivers to fill out the all decade team.
Knueven wasted little time making a name for himself. His freshman season he finished tied for second on the team with 35 receptions even though he was not tabbed as a starter until late into the season.
Knueven was felled by an injury riddled sophomore year but roared back during his junior season with just under 50 receptions. Even missing most of his Sophomore year
Knueven was able to break into the UB record books and still sits at 10th for all time receptions (119). He fell of a bit, along with the rest of the offense, during his senior year but still led the team in receptions.
Ford's defining moment as a Bull was being the guy who picked up the slack when Knueven went down in 2002. He had a good 2000 season which falls outside of the decade and a respectable if quite 2001 season. In three years at UB Forde put in enough work to end up 8th all time in receptions and yards. He is also 5th all time in touchdowns.
Forde was also a special teams staple who still sits atop all others kickoff returned in the UB record books.
Forde played a bit professionally, seeing the field as a wide receiver for the Tulsa Talons of the AFL in 2006 and 2007. Forde also spent time in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.
The senior wideout led all UB wide receivers last year with 32 catches and 444 yards receiving in 2006. His best game of that season came at Northern Illinois where he had eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.
It was his second 100-yard receiving performance of his career which at the time made him the only the fourth UB receiver to have multiple 100-yard receiving games since the Bulls returned to Division I-A in 1999.
Hamlin had 38 receptions for 459 yards and found the end zone five times in UB's 2008 Championship run and was invaluable the following year.
Hamlin lost most of his 2006 season when he suffered a serious foot injury. He was given another year, in that year (2009) Hamlin was good for almost 900 yards and third team all MAC.
Hamlin was a tremendous third-down receiver, Hamlin is one of the nation’s best at running underneath and intermediate routes and has tremendous hands.
Brett Hamlin is third all time in receptions, fifth in yards, and ninth in 100 yards games.
Jackson spent a good part of his career in the shadow of others but he was a key component of UB's first run at the MAC east in 2007. He was also a fixture in the offense in 2008.
One game he can best be remembered for was the overtime victory over the Black Knights in 2008. That win, the week after a crushing overtime loss, was the first in a string of five that put Buffalo in the MAC Championship game.
Jackson caught nine passes for 134 yards and the touchdown that sent the game into overtime.