As the Decade comes to a close it’s time to step back and take a look at the players who made this, on the whole, a very fun decade for UB sports fans
The Editors have picked the first and second team members, you the Bull Run community can name your choice for honorable mention in the comments below.
First Team: Tyree Jackson 2016-2018
Tyree Jackson quarterbacked the Buffalo Bulls to a 10 win season in 2018 and to a bowl eligible 6-6 season the year before. In terms of raw talent he had more, by far, than anyone to ever suit up for Buffalo.
Because of that he got the nod from all of the editors.
While Tyree was the unanimous pick for the first team it was close in my mind, I was very close to selecting Licata over Tyree.
There is no doubt Jackson was the more physically gifted and dynamic quarterback between the two. In three seasons of play he put up some gaudy numbers. But for all his talent the decision making never quite caught up with the tools he had. That led to his last two games in a UB uniform being post season losses.
Second Team: Joe Licata 2012-2015
Joe Licata burst onto the scene in 2012. In the middle of a miserable season on offense Coach Jeff Quinn went with the freshman to shake things up and was rewarded by the best Football UB had seen since 2009.
From that point on Licata was without question the man to run the show. And in 2013 he took Buffalo to a Bowl Game. His 2014 season was even better, the team struggled out of the gate but caught on fire after a coaching change.
Were it not for the Kent equipment truck failing to get to the stadium for a week 11 game UB might have went bowling again that season.
Joe owns the UB records for yards and touchdowns and is second in overall rating behind only Drew Anderson.
Let us know below who should get honorable mention. If you make a strong enough case we may shake up our picks.
Rules: To be eligible a player must:
- Have played at least one season in the decade.
- Have finished their college playing career at Buffalo. (Or still be playing for Buffalo now)