Canton, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Longtime Buffalo Bills coach and Hall of Famer Marv Levy will tell the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame attendees why he gave inductee Andre Reed the nickname “YAC”.”The nickname I bestowed upon him was ‘YAC’, not because he talked a lot, although he could handle that part too, but because of yards after catch,” Levy said.
Levy added that there was probably no one ever better in his estimation as a receiver in coming across the middle.
Unlike the practice in the past, he will not give live speeches when he presents Reed as part of the class in a little over two weeks, but through a pre-edited video piece.
Now 88-years-old, Levy was doing an appearance with SiriusXM NFL Radio when Reed asked him to be his presenter.
“I certainly was tremendously honored and blown away at how he pulled off the presentation of it,” said Levy.
Levy also introduced members of the Bills’ four AFC title-winning teams in the early 1990s: Jim Kelly in 2002 and Thurman Thomas in 2007.
The former Bills coach will be one of two Hall of Famers serving as presenters at the August 2 induction ceremony, with John Madden introducing his longtime Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy.
Aeneas Williams will have his father with him while Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones and Derrick Brooks will each have one of their children introduce them.
Michael Strahan has chosen his friend and FOX Sports colleague Jay Glazer as his presenter.