Exclusive interview with Marv Levy

Posted at 9:28 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 10:57:38-04

When Marv Levy first started out as an assistant high school football coach, he had no idea what would become of his career.

“Had I ever imagined I’d be coaching some team that would be going to the Super Bowl? Certainly not,” Levy told 7 Eyewitness News Anchor Keith Radford.

In a one-on-one interview at his home in Chicago, the 90-year old legendary Bills coach spoke fondly about his career in Western New York.  Levy still talks about the perfect recipe that would send the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances.

“We said it isn't a great coach, it isn't a great quarterback, it’s a total organization that wins,” Levy said.

“We would bring aboard on our team only players of high character. Personality wasn't involved; some were extroverts, some were quiet. But our mantra was ‘ability without character will lose.’ Do they have high character? Were they good citizens? Were they team oriented? Did they not blame their teammates when something went wrong? Did they go back to work after disappointment?”

Watch Keith Radford’s exclusive interview on Thursday, May 19 on 7 Eyewitness News at 11PM.