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Marv Levy will be Andre Reed's presenter for Pro Football Hall of Fame


As Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas did before him, legendary Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed has chosen coach Marv Levy to introduce him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Reed made the announcement on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with Levy also on the line.

"Marv, I love you, man," Reed is quoted by "We were like family, and we know we wouldn't be where we are without each other."

Presenters don't operate like many Bills fans might recall from previous inductions.

Because presenters' speeches occasionally dragged on too long -- sometimes longer than the inductees' speeches -- the Hall of Fame went to a video-taped introduction voiced over a highlight montage. The style is similar to interviews in the "America's Game" series on NFL Network.

The presenter and inductee then walk onto the Fawcett Stadium stage and unveil the bronze bust together before the new Hall of Famer delivers his speech.

Presenters for previous Bills inductees:

  • Larry Felser (Joe DeLamielleure)
  • Levy (Jim Kelly)
  • Bill Polian (Levy)
  • David Lofton (James Lofton)
  • Eddie Abramoski (Billy Shaw)
  • Lou Saban (O.J. Simpson)
  • Ted Cottrell (Bruce Smith)
  • Levy (Thurman Thomas)
  • Chris Berman (Ralph Wilson)

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Vic Carucci returned to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter in September. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining as a columnist in 1999. Prior to rejoining The News, he spent three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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