Jack Nicklaus was playing in a golf tournament Saturday and traveling, but issued the following statement to The Buffalo News after his grandson, Nick O'Leary, was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of the NFL Draft:
"Buffalo is a young, up-and-coming team with a bright future. It should be a good place for Nick.
"Buffalo’s got a tremendous defense; they have made a lot of changes on offense; and Rex Ryan is a players' coach. I tell you one thing, Buffalo got one heck of a football player in Nick. He is a heck of an athlete. He’s a hard worker. He’s got great hands. And he’s a lot faster than he tested, I’m going to promise you that."