Albion’s Geno Allport gets big moment at Bills game as Fan of the Year

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 November 2021 at 11:39 am

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ORCHARD PARK – Geno Allport of Albion was introduced as the Buffalo Bills Fan of the Year to a packed crowd at Highmark Stadium on Sunday.

Allport was introduced to the crowd and his name was displayed on the huge scoreboard.

He wears a Bills jersey with the number 74. That is the year his family started being season ticket holders. Allport and his siblings bought a brick outside the Bills store in honor of their late father, Gene “Lou” Allport. They presented the brick at the last game he attended on Nov. 28, 1999.

Allport works as preceptor and alumni coordinator at Vertus Charter School, where he helped start the school’s new football program which is coached by Ocie Bennett of Albion.

Allport is commissioner of the Albion Youth Sports Athletic  Program, volunteering for the youth football program as equipment manager, fundraising coordinator, statistician, water boy, set-up and clean-up crew, coach and fan/player safety coordinator.

Allport started coaching when his son Tre was 7 and has stayed on the sidelines since.

As the Bills Fan of the Year, Allport will be able to attend the Super Bowl, where he hopes the Bills will represent the AFC.

Geno Allport, wearing number 74, acknowledges the crowd during Sunday’s game in Orchard Park.