Pro Football Hall of Fame running backs Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly rushed for more yards than any other players in Cleveland Browns history. While Brown and Kelly had immense talent, their success was in part attributable to an excellent Browns offensive line. One outstanding member of Cleveland’s offensive line who played with Brown and Kelly was right offensive … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Monte Clark (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.
The nickname, “Mr. Irrelevant”, is given each year to the NFL player who is selected with the last pick in the NFL draft. In the 2020 NFL draft, “Mr. Irrelevant” was selected in the seventh round, with the 255th overall pick. What would you call someone who was drafted in the 28th round of the 1956 NFL draft, as the 336th overall pick? You would call him John … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of John Morrow (Complete Story)
When Browns fans recall the successful Cleveland teams that won three NFL championships in the 1950’s, their attention often first turns to Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham. As great a player as Graham was, the excellence of the Browns offense in those years was attributable to many players who came together to form an outstanding offensive … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Abe Gibron (Complete Story)
It is certainly a significant accomplishment to receive NFL Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors. However, as the number of outstanding players in the NFL exceeds the number of available Pro Bowl and All-Pro slots at each position each year, many outstanding players never receive Pro Bowl or All-Pro recognition. One such outstanding player was wide receiver Reggie … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Reggie Rucker (Complete Story)
It is unlikely that most people would consider long snapper to be a critical position on an NFL team. Yet, for its role in kicking extra points and field goals, and punting, long snapper is a key position on special teams. An NFL team cannot be successful without a skilled long snapper. For 134 regular season games from 2003 to 2011, Ryan Pontbriand was the … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Ryan Pontbriand (Complete Story)