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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.- Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly says this weekend brings back a lot of fond memories for him and the other Bills greats who were honored at Sunday's Bills-Panthers game.

20 of the 28 members of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame were celebrated in grand fashion. Each received a ring andwall of fame blazer as part of the half-time festivities.

Bills Owner Ralph Wilson sent along this statement to salute the Bill's greats.

"Today is a special day for our fans, our organization and certainly our Wall of Famers. I would enjoy nothing more than to be at the stadium to share in the celebration with everyone, but travel continues to be a challenge for me.

With our 'Tribute to the Wall of Fame' this weekend, we are honoring the best of the best in the history of our organization. The mere mention of their names conjures up so many great memories while acknowledging their special talents.

I want to take this opportunity to, once again, thank each of our Wall of Fame members for their outstanding contributions and loyalty to the Buffalo Bills and for making professional football what it is today-the greatest sport in the world. This certainly includes our tremendous fans for their boundless enthusiasm and unwavering loyalty over the years. Today's celebration shines a well-deserved light on their Wall of Fame honor as well.

I sincerely hope that all members of the Wall of Fame and their families, along with Bills fans everywhere, enjoy today's Tribute to the Wall of Fame ceremony. Go Bills!"