Tom 'Tippy' Day played defensive end at North Carolina A&T State University.   After spending 1960 with the NFL, he joined the American Football League, where he played for the Buffalo Bills from 1961 through 1966, starting at offensive right guard in 1962 and 1963 being switched to defense.  Day went to the San Diego Chargers for 1967, and rejoined the Bills for the 1968 season. 
          He was part of the Bills' Formidable Front Four, in a defense which did not allow a rushing touchdown for 17 consecutive games over a portion of the 1964 and 1965 seasons, winning the AFL championship in both years.
          He was overshadowed by his outstanding teammates on the Bills' defensive line, but was no less talented or intense.   I once complained to Day that the Bills' offense had been ineffective in a 7 - 0 loss.  His response was "If we (the Bills' defense) hadn't given up those points, we wouldn't have lost!"   'Tippy' was an American Football League 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."