Melwood Norman "Buzz" Guy, Jr. (March 20, 1936 – November 25, 2010) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. He also played in the American Football League (AFL) for the Denver Broncos and Houston Oilers. He played college football at Duke University.
Early years Edit
Guy hails from
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania where he played for the Lincoln High School Wolverines. Following graduation in 1954, he attended Duke University where he played college football. According to his obituary, he was known as Buster in high school, a more fitting name for a star athlete than "Melwood from Ellwood". Later Buster was shortened to Buzz because Duke athletics eschewed multisyllabic monikers in the 1950s.
He was an
offensive lineman that alternated between guard and tackle. He saw action in the 1955 Orange Bowl in which the Blue Devils rolled over the Nebraska Cornhuskers 34–7. Following the game, Nebraska Head Coach Bill Glassford singled out the play of Duke's offensive line as the key to the game, saying, "That Duke line outcharged us". He left school with one year remaining of eligibility to join the  NFL.
Professional career Edit
Cleveland Browns Edit
selected in the third round (34th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. The Browns were using him at defensive end, before being waived on September 22. 
New York Giants Edit
On October 7,
1958, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants. He played two seasons as a backup  offensive tackle and offensive guard.
Dallas Cowboys Edit
Guy was selected by the
Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft and became the first starter at right guard in franchise history. He registered 7 starts, before being passed on the depth chart by Mike Falls. He was released on September 5, 1961.
Houston Oilers Edit
On September 22,
1961, he was signed as a free agent by the Houston Oilers.
Denver Broncos Edit
1961, he signed with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League as a free agent and played in 9 games as a backup offensive lineman.
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