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Otto Graham Biography

Early Life, Becomes Pro Athlete, Paul Brown's System, Plays In The NflCONTACT INFORMATION

1921-

American football player

Otto Graham was one of the great quarterbacks in National Football League (NFL) history. Possessed of a powerful arm and pinpoint accuracy, Graham almost single-handedly transformed pro football from a running game of the 1940s to the passing game of the 1950s and later. In every one of the ten years Graham played, his team, the Cleveland Browns, reached the championships—first in four seasons in the All America Football Conference (AAFC) and then in six seasons after the Browns joined the NFL. In 1946 he was the first and only athlete to play in the championship game in two pro sports—basketball and football—in the same year. He was elected to the National Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1965.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: duey@gwi.net. Online: www.ottograham.net.

Sketch by Gerald E. Brennan

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