Buffalo Bills to wear 'RCW' patches on jerseys this season in honour of late owner Ralph Wilson
Construction workers weld steel beams as they continue to install upgrades at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. on, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:44PM EDT
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills will wear patches bearing the initials "RCW" on their jerseys this season in honour of late owner Ralph Wilson.
The patch will be featured on the jersey presented to the player Buffalo selects in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.
Wilson died in March. He was the Bills' sole owner, and founded the franchise in 1959 as one of the inaugural members of the American Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
Wilson's widow, Mary, said her late husband would have been honoured by the tribute. She called the patch a "fitting acknowledgement" of his commitment to the team and western New York.