Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski, widely known by his nickname Gronk, is a former NFL Tight End for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Born and raised in Amherst, New York, he went on to become a standout at the University of Arizona and was selected by the Patriots in...

Rick Lancellotti

Rick Lancellotti was a prolific hitter during his career in minor league baseball, which included a stop at the Buffalo Bisons, a city that would later become his home. Lancellotti was born in Rhode Island and grew up as a baseball standout in New Jersey, batting and...

Dr. Bridget Niland

When Bridget Niland stepped on the track at Williamsville South High School, it began an athletic career that spans decades. Niland went on to compete for the University of Buffalo, where she played an early role in the Bull’s run to Division I. At UB, she broke...

Richard Brooks Orpik

Raised in Amherst, NY, Brooks Orpik’s destiny may have been predetermined when his parents named him after Olympic Gold Medal coach Herb Brooks. As a defenseman, Orpik played three seasons for the Boston College Eagles, which advanced to the Frozen Four in each of...

Cecelie Owens

Cecelie “Ces” Owens was a standout athlete at South Park High School in Buffalo, playing both basketball and volleyball. After graduating from South Park in 1980, Owens continued her education at Buffalo State College, and was a star on the hardwood, playing for...