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  • YoloinOhio changed the title to RIP Bills Wall of Famer Ed Abramoski

RIP, Eddie.  You were one of the family.   

 

Younger posters may not remember Ed Abramoski.   He was a trainer in the dark ages, compared to the technical expertise that exists today.   But when Eddie gave his opinion, you could bank on it.  

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2 minutes ago, Greg S said:

RIP. Before my time. Was he a part of 64 and 65 AFL championship teams?

yes, was part of Bills from Day 1 through 1996 season.  37 years so was with mid 60s and the 4 SB teams.

 

RIP Eddie.  Stolat!

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was with the org from the beginning 1960-1997 - I remember BN articles about him dispensing salt tablets during 1970s training camp practices on hot days...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Abramoski

 

started as player got hurt became a trainer, and made the Bills Wall of Fame

 

often volunteered for NY state special olympics as a trainer

 

an original...one of us...gone but not forgotten...now taping ankles in heaven...rest in peace Eddie Abe...

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There was a nice article about him in Buffalo Rumblings in 2011.  Ed must have been talented to survive 11 head coaches...

 

For 36 seasons, only one man held the position of head athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bills. On this date 15 years ago, Ed Abramoski retired from that position after a time span that ranged from Jack Kemp to Jim Kelly.

 

After a standout high school football career, Abramoski attended Purdue University on a football scholarship. A back injury forced an end to his football career, but he found his calling at West Point as an assistant trainer. By age 21, he was the youngest Division I trainer in the country at the University of Detroit. He also helped train the Detroit Lions, which led to his next gig. When Lions minority owner Ralph Wilson founded his AFL franchise, several Lions employees joined him, including head coach Buster Ramsey. Ramsey brought Abromoski with him. Abramoski is one of the few employees who joined the Bills in 1959.

 

In 1986, he was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The Buffalo Bills Alumni gave him their Appreciation Award not once, but twice - in 1990 and 1994. Also In 1994, the Bills honored Abramoski with a special version of the Ralph C. Wilson Distinguished Service Award for long and meritorious service to the club. He has also been active at the state level with the Special Olympics, and pushed for access by all high school players to athletic trainers...

 

www.buffalorumblings.com/2011/5/4/2153065/ed-abramoski-buffalo-bills-trainer

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14 hours ago, hondo in seattle said:

There was a nice article about him in Buffalo Rumblings in 2011.  Ed must have been talented to survive 11 head coaches...

 

For 36 seasons, only one man held the position of head athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bills. On this date 15 years ago, Ed Abramoski retired from that position after a time span that ranged from Jack Kemp to Jim Kelly.

 

After a standout high school football career, Abramoski attended Purdue University on a football scholarship. A back injury forced an end to his football career, but he found his calling at West Point as an assistant trainer. By age 21, he was the youngest Division I trainer in the country at the University of Detroit. He also helped train the Detroit Lions, which led to his next gig. When Lions minority owner Ralph Wilson founded his AFL franchise, several Lions employees joined him, including head coach Buster Ramsey. Ramsey brought Abromoski with him. Abramoski is one of the few employees who joined the Bills in 1959.

 

In 1986, he was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The Buffalo Bills Alumni gave him their Appreciation Award not once, but twice - in 1990 and 1994. Also In 1994, the Bills honored Abramoski with a special version of the Ralph C. Wilson Distinguished Service Award for long and meritorious service to the club. He has also been active at the state level with the Special Olympics, and pushed for access by all high school players to athletic trainers...

 

www.buffalorumblings.com/2011/5/4/2153065/ed-abramoski-buffalo-bills-trainer

Appears to have lived a great life and very deserving of the Wall.

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