Three former Buffalo Bills reunited on Sunday. Shane Nelson, Fred Smerlas, and Jim Haslett, known to Bills fans as the Bermuda Triangle, joined up at the Buffalo Auto Show.
The trio of former Bills earned their nickname for their aggressiveness on the field. From BuffaloBills.com:
During their time with the Bills, the “Bermuda Triangle” wreaked havoc on Buffalo's competition. Smerlas, Haslett and Nelson earned their lasting nickname due to their physical style of play, which quickly gobbled up running backs—diminishing the most capable rushing attacks. The group is recognized for helping propel Buffalo to the top of the defensive rankings in 1980, after finishing 14th just one season before.
Nelson, Smerlas, and Haslett reunited to raise awareness for the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation's "Cure the Blue" initiative. The "Cure the Blue" initiative is a Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign. The former Bills are sharing the importance of prostate screening. About eight years ago, Smerlas was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The former nose tackle is now cancer free.
To learn more about the "Cure the Blue" initiative, you can watch this video of Smerlas with Booker Edgerson from back in September.