Bills honor Geno Allport as Fan of the Year

Contributed Story Posted 17 October 2021 at 5:46 pm

Contributed Photo – Geno Allport is congratulated by his son Tre and Albion youth football players after receiving word that he has been honored as the Buffalo Bills Fan of the Year.

Western New York to be sure has a legion of ardent Buffalo Bills fans and there is probably none more so than Albion’s Geno Allport.

He’s a fan that the Bills look at as very special as the team has selected Geno as the Buffalo Bills Fan of the Year.

“It definitely caught caught me off guard. It’s very humbling,” said Geno whose family has had Bills season tickets for nearly 50 years.

“My son Tre apparently sent in a nomination for the Buffalo Bills NFL Fan of the Year. And I was surprised by the Buffalo Bills, family and friends on Thursday night with this news,” he added.

“This to me is a Family of the Year award. Our parents got their season tickets back in 1974 (which is why 74 is on the jersey). This is about all of us,” said Geno who for many years has very active as a coach and commissioner of the Albion youth football program, a member of the Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) Executive Board and the NFL’s USA Football program for youth..

He notes that with this honor he was asked by the Bills what he was doing in February? “I said hopefully watching my team. And they told me, I was receiving 2 tickets to the Super Bowl. So, my son Tre and I will be heading out to Los Angeles in February. Hopefully our Bills will be playing and more that day!” he said.

“I’ve been very fortunate in life to be a part of great families. My Allport family, my Albion Purple Eagle football family, my Vertus (the High School in Rochester where he teaches) Warriors family and of course, our Bills family,” he added.