Miami Dolphins Eugene "Mercury" Morris (22) scores the winning touchdown Sunday, Oct. 23, 1972 in the Orange Bowl against Buffalo Bills as the Dolphins, in their 24-23 win, remain pro football only unbeaten team this season. Trying to stop Morris on his 15 yard jaunt in the fourth quarter is Buffalo's Mike Stratton. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)
BUFFALO, N.Y. [WKBW] — Buffalo Bills legend Mike Stratton died on Wednesday after heart complications following a recent fall. He was 78-year-old.
Stratton spent 11 years with the Bills from 1962 until 1972. During his career, the linebacker was named an AFL All-Star six consecutive seasons from 1963 to 1968. Stratton was a key piece on the Bills' AFL title teams in 1964 and 1965.
Stratton's most iconic moment as a Bill was his hit in the 1964 AFL championship game on Keith Lincoln of the Chargers.
Stratton is on the Bills Wall of Fame and was named to the 50th anniversary team. He is also a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.