The Cleveland Browns kicked off an exciting weekend at FirstEnergy Stadium by honoring one of its legends.
The team unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham outside the southwest entrance to FirstEnergy Stadium.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) September 7, 2019
Graham is the second Browns player statue to be displayed outside of FirstEnergy Stadium. The team unveiled a statue for running back Jim Brown in 2016. The team also has a statue in honor of late owner Al Lerner.
Graham spent his entire ten year NFL career with the Cleveland Browns. He guided the Browns to ten consecutive title games. Winning four All-America Football Conference championships (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949) and three NFL championships (1950, 1954, 1955).
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Finally!!! Otto Graham. Google him kids. pic.twitter.com/lkTQvWELYm
— Jay Crawford (@JaycrawfordCLE) September 7, 2019
Graham threw for 23,584 yards with 174 passing touchdowns, 44 rushing touchdowns and was voted all-league in nine of his 10 seasons. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965 and was part of the inaugural class of Browns Legends in 2001. Otto was also inducted into the Browns’ Ring of Honor along with the rest of the team’s Pro Football Hall of Fame members in 2010.
Graham passed away in 2003 at the age of 82. Members of his family represented Graham at the unveiling. Otto’s grandson wrote a wonderful speech about his late grandfather.