There are two types of receivers on an NFL team. There are “possession” receivers who catch short passes for first downs. There are “big play” receivers who catch long passes for significant yards and touchdowns. Over a 10-year professional football career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and Oakland Raiders, Frank Pitts was a “big play” … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Frank Pitts (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.
One position at which the Cleveland Browns have had many excellent players is running back. In particular, Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly, and Marion Motley are Cleveland running backs who are inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ron Johnson, for one season in 1969, was another outstanding running back who played for the Browns. Traded to the New York Giants in … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Ron Johnson (Complete Story)
A long kickoff return can be a key play in an NFL game. It can establish field position for an offensive drive and reverse momentum after an opposing score. One of the top kickoff returners in Cleveland Browns history was Billy Lefear. Over his four years with Cleveland from 1972 to 1975, Lefear returned kickoffs for over 1,400 yards. In addition, Lefear … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Billy Lefear (Complete Story)
When people think of NFL free agency, they may just consider the signing of veteran free agents, generally before the NFL draft. However, there is another type of free agency in the NFL that occurs after the NFL draft – the signing of undrafted, rookie free agents. One of the best undrafted, rookie free agents signed by the Cleveland Browns was offensive lineman … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Tony Jones (Complete Story)
Touchdown celebrations have become part of the fabric of NFL games. “The Ickey Shuffle”, “The Lambeau Leap”, and “The Gronk Spike” are just a few of the many celebrations in the NFL after specific touchdowns have been scored. With his “spike” of the football after a touchdown in 1965, wide receiver Homer Jones pioneered NFL touchdown celebrations. In addition … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Homer Jones (Complete Story)