The first Bills helmet was a plain silver helmet with player numbers. No official pocket pro was manufactured by Riddell (the photo below is a custom).
- 1960-61: silver helmet with player # – custom only
- 1962-64: white helmet with red bill and red stripe – Throwback Series 1 and Throwback 2-bar sets.
- 1965-73: white helmet with red bill and red/blue stripe – Throwback AFC 1969 2-bar and Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary sets. The 2-bar AFC 1969 pocket pro is not pictured.
1974-83 Bills Helmets
The 1974 Bills helmet introduced the blue charging bison with the red stripe. The Bills wore three versions of this helmet during this era. This helmet has been worn at various times in later years as a throwback. The changes to the 1982 helmet were so minor, I tend to consider it a continuation of the 1976-81 helmet.
- 1984-86: Red helmet, white/red/blue/red/white stripes, blue facemask – Throwback Series 2
- 1987-2001: Red helmet, white/red/blue/red/white stripes, white facemask – Original sets, Chrome
- 1994 alternate: Red helmet, plain white bison, white/red/blue/red/white stripes, white facemask – custom only
In 2011, the Bills returned to the white helmet. This helmet is very similar to the 70’s helmet. The main difference is the striping pattern. This helmet style is in the Speed and Revolution sets. In 2019, the Bills wore an alternate version of the helmet with a white facemask.
Custom Bills Pocket Pro Helmets
Pocket Pro Helmet Checklist
- 1962-64: White helmet, plain red bison, plain red stripe
- Throwback Series 1 (original style)
- Throwback 2-bar
- 1965-73 (2005-10, 12-18 as throwbacks): White helmet, plain red bison, red/blue stripes
- Throwback AFL 50th Anniversary (original style)
- Throwback AFC 1969 2-bar
- 1984-86: Red helmet, blue facemask, red/white/blue stripes
- Throwback Series 2 (original style)
- 1987-2001: Red helmet, white facemask, red/white/blue stripes
- Original (97, 99)
- Chrome (original style)
- 2002-10: Red helmet, white facemask, red/white/blue/silver stripes
- Original (03)
- Chrome (original style)
- 2011-present: White helmet, grey facemask
Other Buffalo Bills Helmets
These pocket pro helmets were not officially made by Riddell. They only exist as custom helmets.
- 1960-61: Silver helmet, blue player numbers, no stripe, grey facemask
- 1962-65 (pre-season): Plain white helmet, grey facemask
- 1962 (pre-season): Plain white helmet, blue stripe, grey facemask
- 1974-75: White helmet, blue bill with red stripe, grey facemask
- 1976-83: White helmet, blue bill with red stripe, blue facemask
- 1994: Red helmet, plain white buffalo, red/white/blue stripes. Worn for one game as a throwback