The stereotype is that Ivy League football players will not be successful in the NFL. One player who proved this stereotype wrong was Calvin Hill. After starring at Yale University, Hill had an excellent professional football career, including 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns. A running back who could run, catch, … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Calvin Hill (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.
In the long history of the Cleveland Browns, one of the most important seasons was 1950. In 1950, the Browns had their first season in the NFL and won their first NFL championship. An important contributor to Cleveland’s success in 1950 was Rex Bumgardner. Rushing the ball and catching passes, Bumgardner helped the Browns win several games in 1950, including … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Rex Bumgardner (Complete Story)
Interceptions can play a key role in a football game. Not only do interceptions stop the drive of the opposing offense, but they also can give an offense excellent field position and momentum and even result in points when returned for a touchdown. Over a six-year career with the Cleveland Browns from 1969 to 1974, defensive back Walt Sumner made many key … [Read more...] about The Life And Career Of Walt Sumner (Complete Story)
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)
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)