Tim Vogler was not selected in the 1979 NFL Draft but signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent. He spent several seasons in a reserve role before becoming a regular starter at right guard in 1985. A knee injury effectively ended his career as surgery conducted after the 1988 season led to Vogler being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the end of Bills training camp in 1989. In ten seasons with the Bills, Vogler appeared in 117 regular season games.
This Bike helmet was worn by Vogler likely during the 1980 and 81 seasons. Vogler's 65 is written in the left inner ear of the helmet along with a 1981 reconditioning sticker. The 10-6 Bills concluded their 1980 season on January 3, 1981 in a tough 20-14 loss on the road to the San Diego Chargers in the Divisional round that saw Charger QB Dan Fouts throw a 50-yard touchdown to Ron Smith with 2:08 remaining for the winning score. The timing means this helmet would have been used during the 1980 season and reconditioned for use in 1981. The numeral stickers have both been removed from the back of the helmet although there is a strip of the number 6 that is stuck to the inside for some reason (the way it was when I purchased it). The helmet exhibits solid game wear with plenty of impart marks on the outer shell. It came with a letter of authenticity from Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles dated in 2010.