For other persons named Thomas (or Tom) Day, see Thomas Day (disambiguation).
Born(1935-08-20)August 20, 1935
Washington, D.C.
DiedAugust 21, 2000(2000-08-21) (aged 65)
Amherst, New York
Position(s)Offensive guard
Defensive end
CollegeNorth Carolina A&T
AFL Draft1960 / Round Second Selection
Jersey #(s)88, 89
Career highlights
AFL All-Star1965
HonorsAmerican Football League Champion, 1964
American Football League Champion, 1965
* Pro Football Reference
NFL St. Louis Cardinals
AFL Buffalo Bills
AFL San Diego Chargers
AFL Buffalo Bills

Thomas Frederick Day ("Tippy") (August 20, 1935 — August 21, 2000) was an American collegiate and Professional Football player. A defensive end, he played college football at North Carolina A&T State University, and professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers. He was part of the Bills' defense which did not allow a rushing touchdown for 17 consecutive games over a portion of the 1964 and 1965 seasons, winning the American Football League Championship in both years. Day was an AFL All-Star in 1965.

Day said of winning the AFL championship, "Winning the championship is like making love to the most beautiful woman in the world."[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. Buffalo Bills 1994 season in review video: "Classics." NFL Films.

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