Among the best nicknames of defensive professional football players are Jack “The Assassin” Tatum, Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds, Chuck “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik, and Fred “The Hammer” Williamson. Each of these nicknames suggests a tough and physical playing style that we associate with outstanding defensive players. Another outstanding defensive player whose … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Rich Jackson (Complete Story)
Cleveland Browns History
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An archive of historical reading for the Cleveland Browns franchise. We cover all historical aspects of the team from their inception to today in history.
When a new sports franchise is formed, you never know how long it will take until the franchise is successful. For the new Cleveland Browns franchise in 1946, success was immediate, as the team won a professional football championship in its first year of existence - the first of five consecutive professional football championships for the Browns from 1946 to … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Mike Scarry (Complete Story)
The Cleveland Browns have won four NFL championships in their history – in 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964. With so much focus on these championship seasons, there is a tendency to forget Browns players who joined the team after 1955 and left the team before 1964. One such player is end Rich Kreitling. However, Kreitling should not be forgotten; over five seasons … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Rich Kreitling (Complete Story)
In addition to such characteristics as speed, agility, strength, and durability, one trait associated with successful football players is versatility. A versatile football player who can perform multiple roles can be very valuable to his team. One such versatile player for the Cleveland Browns was Tommy Colella. As part of an eight-year professional football … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Tommy Colella (Complete Story)
The ultimate measure of success for any NFL quarterback is his ability to win games. Only four starting quarterbacks in Cleveland Browns history can claim to have both won at least 15 games and won at least twice as many games as they lost. Three of these quarterbacks would not be surprising – Otto Graham, Frank Ryan, and Bill Nelsen. The fourth quarterback … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Milt Plum (Complete Story)