American Football Database
American Football Database
Ted Buffalo
No. 18     
Offensive Lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1901-05-11)May 11, 1901
Place of birth: Red Cliff, Wisconsin
Date of death: August 19, 1969(1969-08-19) (aged 67)
Place of death: Washburn, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Haskell Indian
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Oorang Indians (1923)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at
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William "Ted" Francis Buffalo (November 5, 1901 – August 19, 1969) was a professional football player who played in the National Football League during the 1923 season.


Buffalo was born in Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and attended Haskell Indian Nations University.[1] In 1923, he joined the NFL's Oorang Indians, a team based in LaRue, Ohio which was composed of only Native Americans. The team was coached by Jim Thorpe.[2] Buffalo played one season in the NFL.[3] He was a Chippewa and 23 years old when he joined the team.

He died on August 19, 1969 in Washburn, Wisconsin.[4]


Further reading

  • Whitman, Robert L. (1984). Jim Thorpe and the Oorang Indians: The N.F.L.'s Most Colorful Franchise. [Mount Gilead, OH]: Marion County Historical Society. OCLC 717439558.

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