Takeo Spikes announced as the Bills Legend of the Game for 2023 home opener

Legend of the Game

Presented by

As the Buffalo Bills prepare to host the Las Vegas Raiders for their home opener, former Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes will return to Highmark Stadium as the Legend of the Game. Spikes is looking forward to joining Bills Mafia in cheering on Buffalo as they look for their first win of the 2023 season.

“I remember the first day that I walked into the Bills’ stadium for the season opener, and that was a magical day for me that I will never forget,” Spikes said. “What other better way to start than to come home and get the first win at home.”

Spikes had some of his best seasons in Buffalo, spending four of his 15 years in the NFL with the Bills. In 2003, the former Auburn Tiger had 126 combined tackles, two sacks and a pair of interceptions. In 2004, Spikes ran back two of his five picks for touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in both seasons.

Spikes values the relationships that he made during his time in Western New York, and still frequently speaks with his former teammates.

“What stands out to me is the fellowship, the camaraderie, the relationships that I developed with all of the guys on the team,” Spikes said. “I’m still close with all of those guys in that locker room, that’s something that I’m most proud of.”

As some of the most loyal fans in all of sports, Spikes is looking forward to welcoming Bills Mafia back to Highmark for the 2023 season.

“Some of the greatest fans in the world, if not the greatest,” Spikes said. “The thing I appreciate Bills fans is they’ve been through so much for so many years but they consistently support us.”

From Australia to London to Western New York, one thing Spikes appreciates about Bills fans is that they are truly worldwide.

“Bills Mafia is everywhere, and that’s why they call it the mafia,” Spikes said. “So I cannot wait to walk inside of that stadium.”

After retiring in 2013, Spikes has remained involved with football, working as an analyst for the SEC Network. The two-time Pro Bowler is also an author. His book “Behind the Mask” details personal interviews and stories from some of the NFL’s greatest players. His interviews with former greats, such as Mike Singletary, Charles Bednarik and Cornelius Bennett can be found on his website.

Big left arrow icon Big right arrow icon Close icon Copy Url Three dots icon Down arrow icon Email icon Email icon Exit Fullscreen icon External link icon Facebook logo Football icon Facebook logo Instagram logo Snapchat logo YouTube logo TikTok logo Spotify logo LinkedIn logo Grid icon Key icon Left arrow icon Link icon Location icon Mail icon Menu icon Open icon Phone icon Play icon Radio icon Rewind icon Right arrow icon Search icon Select icon Selected icon TV icon Up arrow icon User icon Audio icon Add to calendar iconNFC icon AFC icon NFL icon Carousel IconList ViewWebsite InstagramTwitterFacebookSnapchatShop IconProfile Overlay AvatarAddAirplayArrow LeftArrow RightArrow UpArrow DownAudioBack 5sBack 10sBack 30sCalendarChartCheckDownLeftRightUpChromecast OffChromecast OnCloseClosed CaptionsBench OffBench OnBroad OffBroad OnVertical OffVertical OnCommentDockDoneDownloadDraftFantasyFilterForward 5sForward 10sForward 30sFull Screen OffFull Screen OnGamepassGamesInsightsKeyLeaveLiveCombineDraftFantasyMenu GamesMenu NetworkMenu NewsMenu PlayoffsMenu Pro BowlMenu ShopMenu StandingsMenu StatsMenu Super BowlMenu TeamsMenu TicketsMenuMore HorizontalMore VerticalMy LocationNetworkNewsPauseplayMultiple PlayersSingle PlayerPlaylistPlayoffsPro BowlPurgeRefreshRemoveSearchSettingsShare AndroidShare Copy URLShare EmailShare FacebookShare InstagramShare iOSShare SnapchatShare TwitterSkip NextSkip PreviousStandingsStarStatsSwapTeamsTicketsVideoVisibility OffVisibility OnVolume HiVolume LowVolume MediumVolume MuteWarningWebsite Caret downCaret upAtNewsPlayAudioGalleryPromo Chevron right

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *