Former Buffalo Bill great Stratton passes away


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. (WIVB) Mike Stratton, a key linebacker to the Buffalo Bills back to back AFL title teams of 1964-65 has passed away.

Stratton was a member of the Bills Wall of Fame and was also named to the Bills 50th anniversary all-time team in 2009.

The news of Stratton’s passing was shared by the Buffalo Bills website. Stratton passed from heart complications after a recent fall. He was 78 years old.

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