Among all NFL teams, the Cleveland Browns sport the most iconic logo in their glorified helmet, which accurately represents what football is all about—tradition.
A hardcore “dog” fan, I would like share my personal picks of the three greatest Cleveland Browns of all time:
Jim Brown. With over nine years with the Browns, Running Back Jim Brown had no equal during his era. Widely recognized as the greatest Cleveland Browns player of all time, Brown had the perfect combination of beastly strength, flexible hands, agility, balance, and unparalleled toughness. He set a standard of greatness still upheld today. Retiring at the young age of 29, Jim made the Pro Bowl in each of his nine seasons in the league.
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Otto Graham. A quarterback, Graham represented everything that has come to be associated with franchise quarterbacks. He helped lead the Browns to an extraordinary seven championships while compiling a 105-17-4 record in his ten seasons with the team. For five seasons, Graham led his league in passing yardage and was crowned League MVP three times.
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Lou Groza. Popularly known as the “The Toe,” Groza advanced the art of kicking during an era when the importance of special team play was not yet fully appreciated. A placekicker with an offensive tackle, Lou played 21 seasons for the Browns and helped the team win eight-league championships in that span of time.
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Coaches and players will come and go, but these icons of the Cleveland Browns will live on forever.
A truck driver based in Cleveland, Jonathan Bunge spends his time watching football, supporting his favorite team—Cleveland Browns. More articles about his life and football can be read by visiting this blog.