Billy Shaw

Born: December 15, 1938

Hometown: Natchez, MS

Year of Induction: 1996


High School Career

Jett High School, Vicksburg, MS (1953-1955)
Carr Central High School, Vicksburg, MS (1956)


College Career

Georgia Tech (1957-1961)

• All-SEC Freshman Team (’57)

• 3rd Team All-SEC (’59)

• 1st Team All-SEC (’60)

• SEC’s Most Valuable Lineman

• All-American

• All-Time Bobby Dodd Era Georgia Tech Team

• North-South All-Star Game

• Coaches’ All-America Game

• Senior Bowl


Professional Career

Buffalo Bills (1961-1970)

• Bill’s Most Valuable Lineman for seven years

• Team Captain for seven years

• 7-Time All-Pro selection

• Western New York Athlete of the Year (’65)

• Helped lead Bills to two consecutive AFL Titles (’64, ‘65)

• Named to All-Time AFL Team when the league merged with the NFL in 1969

• Inducted in NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame (’99)

• Buffalo Bills Selver Anniversary Team (’84)

• Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (’85)


Did You Know?

During his nine years with the Buffalo Bills, Billy Shaw blocked for Hall of Fame running back ‘Cookie’ Gilchrist, and among his teammates was former New York congressman and GOP vice-presidential candidate, Jack Kemp.