Bills honor founding owner Wilson with statue outside stadium

The Buffalo Bills paid homage to their past by unveiling a statue of the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr., the founding owner of the franchise.

Wilson, the sole owner of the Bills for 54 years until his passing in March 2014 at the age of 95, is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The statue stands in the new Founder's Plaza outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium, which was renamed after Wilson in 1998. It features Wilson in a suit and tie that he always wore on game days.

One of the original eight owners of the American Football League, Wilson was part of a 2009 Hall of Fame Class that featured former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith, one of the greatest players in the franchise's history.

Buffalo won two AFL championships and four AFC titles during Wilson's tenure, becoming the only team in league history to lose the Super Bowl in four consecutive seasons (1990-93).

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