Buffalo Bills Logos and Uniforms


In 1962, the standing red bison was designated as the logo and took its place on a white helmet.In 1962, the team's colors also changed to red, white, and blue. The team switched to blue jerseys with red and white stripes on the shoulders. the helmets were white with a red center stripe. By 1965, red and blue center stripes were put on the helmets.


Buffalo Bills Uniform: 1975-1983

The Bills introduced blue pants worn with the white jerseys in 1973, the last year of the standing buffalo helmet. The blue pants remained through 1985. The face mask on the helmet was blue from 1974 through 1986 before changing to white. Buffalo sporadically wore white at home in the 1980s, but has not since 1986.In 1974, the standing bison logo was replaced by a blue charging one with a red slanting stripe streaming from its horn.
RB Roland Hooks models the Bills uniform, worn from 1973-83.


Buffalo Bills Uniform: 1984-2001

In February of 1984, the Bills announced that they were switching their helmet color, going to red after wearing white headgear since 1962. While the color changed, the charging buffalo on the side and blue facemasks both remained. It was speculated that the color switch was to help quarterback Joe Ferguson distinguish his receivers from opposing defenders, especially the three division opponents (Dolphins, Patriots, and Colts) who also wore white helmets. Ferguson threw 25 interceptions in 1983 and 17 in 1984. Joe Ferguson came out and told the story behind the uniform change, which can be found on buffalobills.com.


In 2002, under the direction of general manager Tom Donahoe, the Bills' uniforms went through radical changes. A darker shade of blue was introduced as the main jersey color, and nickel gray was introduced as an accent color. Both the blue and white jerseys feature red side panels. The w
Buffalo Bills Uniform: 2002-2010
hite jerseys include a dark blue shoulder yoke and royal blue numbers. The current helmet is red with one navy blue, two nickel, two royal blue, two white stripes, and white face mask. A new logo, a stylized B consisting of two bullets and a more detailed buffalo head on top, was proposed and had been released (it can be seen on a few baseball caps that were released for sale), but fan backlash led to the team retaining the running bison logo. The current helmet logo adopted in 1974- a charging royal blue bison, with a red streak, white horn and eyeball- remains unchanged.

In 2005, the Bills revived the standing bison helmet and uniform of the mid-1960s as a throwback uniform.

The Bills usually wear the all-blue combination at home and the all-white combination on the road when not wearing the throwback uniforms. They have not worn blue on white since 2006, while the white on blue has not been worn since 2007.


Buffalo Bills Uniform: 2011-Present

On February 9, 2011, the Bills announced in a news release that they will be re-designing the uniforms for the 2011 season. The new uniforms, which will keep the "charging buffalo" logo, will be revealed at an upcoming fan appreciation event. However, in late April, a Madden 12 preview video showed a brief shot of the Bills' new uniforms. According to a source within the Bills organization, the uniforms are modeled after the late 1970s-early 1980s uniforms and will see the Bills return to white helmets full-time.