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How a Bills fan wearing a Micah Hyde jersey got an unforgettable experience

Brian Masterson is a diehard Bills fan who hasn't missed a game in seven years.

When the Bills signed Micah Hyde, he decided to get Hyde's jersey.

He had to wait for two months, but the jersey arrived the night before the Oakland game.

Of course, he wore it to the game.

We will let Masterson tell you the rest in his own words:

I picked Hyde’s jersey because when he was in Green Bay, I thought he was a really good player and always seemed to be around the ball. As a Buffalo sports fan, I always root for the underdog and Hyde is just that. He was fifth-round pick, but when he had his opportunities he made the most of them. When the Bills signed him to a five-year contract and he was going to be our starting safety, I knew I wanted to get his jersey.

I have had season tickets since 2012. Back then, it was me and four friends. Now there are 12 of us in that row. Through the rain, the sleet, the snow and the meaningless and December home games, I have been in that same spot. The suite was directly behind my section. I tend to stand on the bleachers on third down and tell everyone around me to get up and get loud. By me doing that, they saw me in my No. 23 Hyde jersey. It was halftime when Amanda pulled me from my seat and asked if I wanted to do a shot. I thought it was a joke until I was in the suite. His fiancee, Amanda, and his whole family were so nice and down to earth. They had me invite my girlfriend, who is also a season ticket holder, into the suite. Micah’s cousin gave her a pair of game-worn gloves.

I was in the suite when Hyde intercepted the ball and the suite went nuts. Meeting everyone and hearing about Micah being a small-town kid from a town of 13,000, I knew that he and his family were a perfect fit for our Buffalo family.

When the game was over, Amanda invited us to stay because Micah was coming up to the suite. He showed up with Jordan Poyer and we talked for a bit and Micah ended up signing my jersey. My girlfriend and I got a picture with both of them.

Posted by Brian Masterson on Monday, October 30, 2017

I am a diehard Bills fan – at the stadium at 7 a.m. for every home game. I am truly grateful and blessed for something like that to happen to me. Micah and his family will forever be a part of the #BillsMafia.

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