Former Bills LB Shane Conlan elected to CFB Hall of Fame

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker and Penn State Nittany Lion, Shane Conlan, has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Conlan is one of 14 members for this year's CFB Hall of Fame class. A native of Frewsburg, N.Y, Conlan was a star at Frewsburg Central High School before going to Penn State.

At PSU, Conlan helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 1986 National Championship under head coach Joe Paterno.

Then in 1987, the Buffalo Bills selected Conlan with the 8th overall pick. In his nine seasons, including six as a Bill, Conlan was a three-time Pro Bowler ('88, '89, '90) and went to the AFC Championship three times ('90, '91, '92).

The Western New York native was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Conlan and the rest of the 2014 class that also includes former Bills DB Leonard Smith will be inducted on Dec. 9 at the 57th NFF Annual Awards Dinner.


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