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Paul Brown


1908 Born September 7 in Norwalk, Ohio
1932-40 Leads Massillon (OH) High School football team to 59 wins and 1 loss in his tenure there
1940 Becomes head coach of Ohio State Buckeyes
1942 Wins national championship with Buckeyes
1944 Stationed as a lieutenant at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center outside of Chicago
1946 Hired by owner Mickey McBride, Paul Brown puts all pieces in place for a successful Cleveland Browns football team
1950 Transfers from AAFC to the NFL, plays first game against Eagles on September 16
1950 Leads Cleveland to a 10-2 season and beats L.A. Rams to win the NFL championship
1951-55 Leads the Browns to the championship game for five straight years, winning it all in 1954 and 1955
1956 Brown suffers his first losing season as coach
1961 Advertising executive Art Modell buys the Browns for $4 million
1962 Makes famous trade, sending Browns running back Bobby Mitchell to Washington for Ernie Davis (would eventually lead to his firing as head coach)
1962 Browns finish 7-6-1
1963 Released from coaching duties of the Cleveland Browns by team owner Art Modell
1967 Inducted into Professional Football Hall of Fame
1968 Starts coaching again, this time with an expansion team—the Cincinnati Bengals
1975 Retires from coaching
1991 Dies on August 5, in Cincinnati, Ohio, following complications from pneumonia

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