ORCHARD PARK, NY – (Bills Release) The Bills today announced QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Fred Jackson, NT Kyle Williams, LB Andra Davis, P Brian Moorman and S George Wilson have been selected by their teammates as the Buffalo Bills captains for the 2011 season.
Moorman enters his sixth consecutive season as a captain. Wilson will serve as a captain for the fourth consecutive season. Fitzpatrick, Jackson, Davis and Williams will be first-time captains.
Fitzpatrick and Jackson represent the offense. Davis and Williams represent the defense. Moorman and Wilson represent the special teams units.
Each player will have a letter ‘C’ affixed to their uniform to signify this honor. Their responsibilities will include assisting in the on-field communication with the game officials.
In May 2007, the NFL introduced the team captain initiative with the purpose of supporting and recognizing the importance of team leadership. The initiative has been strongly endorsed by the NFL head coaches and by the six-member NFL Player Advisory Council that was established by Commissioner Roger Goodell in conjunction with the NFL Players Association.