Hank Stram was pushed to the front of the stage in a wheelchair, wearing his newest blazer as 115 of the NFL's greatest names welcomed him.
James Lofton excelled in Green Bay and Oakland before playing on three Super Bowl teams with the Bills.
For 4.5 hours the selection committe debated the merits of this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists.
Bios for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2003.
Great Buffalo Bills moments