RIP Kent Hull

RIP Kent Hull
RIP Kent Hull (image courtesy of @PeterC829)

The Buffalo Bills family received some sad news out of the blue today when it was announced that Kent Hull had passed away at the young of 50. I first fell in love with the team back in 1988, when I was in 8th grade. Through the terrific run we had in the early to mid 90’s, I was still learning the sport of football and honestly didn’t appreciate what a great offensive line we had. It wasn’t until Rob Johnson was continually getting pounded into the field that I realized just how good his immediate predecessors had had it.

Kent Hull was the anchor of that line, a three-time Pro Bowler. Tonight, we say farewell to him.

Below is just a tiny, tiny sampling of the tweets that Bills fans shared with each other regarding the loss of #67:

To the Hull Family, you have the support and prayers of the #BillsMafia, RIP #67 Kent Hull. – @imsewsure

Passionate players create passionate fans… Thank u Mr Kent Hull for all your years as a #BuffaloBILL RIP #GO BILLS #billsmafia – @jaysyn716

What a shock. A lot of great memories. Cheers, to a great football player, and an even better man. Kent Hull will be missed #BillsMafia – @billyg15800

#Bills #BillsMafia Wow Kent Hall passed away shocking. Should be in the HOF the general on the line that was the best in the 90’s – @boober186

Aww Kent Hull. The center of our hearts…. #billsmafia – @joeolenick

Just heard the news. Sad day for the @BuffaloBills. RIP Kent Hull. You’ll forever be the greatest Center in #Bills history. #Billsmafia – @RichSady

RIP Kent Hull. You will never be forgotten. #BillsMafia – @Rooog8

Rest In Peace Kent Hull, in Buffalo’s heart forever. #BillsMafia – @Marcellabella44

RIP Kent Hull. You were a beast. #BillsMafia – @rjohnse5

Please feel free to leave a comment below on what you remember best about Kent Hull.

#RIP67.

About Del Reid

Del Reid became a Bills fan shortly after coming into this world, having been raised in a home that actually had a framed picture of OJ Simpson on the wall in the living room (until it came down in 1994). Del has always had a passion for bringing people together to celebrate things they share in common. As a result, he (quite accidentally) ended up co-founding the #BillsMafia movement among Bills fans in social media -- which to this point is the coolest thing that has ever happened to him aside from his relationship with God, his wife, and his two awesome kids. Follow him on Twitter at @mrdeadlier.

One Reply to “RIP Kent Hull”

  1. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Hull. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hull about twenty years ago and he signed my hat and Pro Set football card of himself, Rest in peace my good man, and thank you for giving a kid the time of day, #Class