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Browns Across America: Washington D.C.

Posted Jul 14, 2011

In this series, ClevelandBrowns.com looks at the greatest Browns by state and today, we look at Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., is as important a city as you’ll find -- our nation’s capital, the epicenter of the free world.

It also happens to be a pretty important city for the Browns. It is the hometown of two significant players in club history.

You’ll have no problem recognizing these names:

*Reggie Rucker, wide receiver, was born in Washington and played with the Browns from 1975-81. He is one of the greatest pass-catchers in Browns history, ranking fifth in career receptions with 310 and sixth in touchdown grabs with 32. A former Dallas Cowboy and New England Patriot, Rucker led the AFC in receptions in his first season in Cleveland, paced the club in catches three times, and was a vital cog of the Kardiac Kids.

*Orlando Brown, right tackle, was born in Washington, and played with the Browns in 1994, ’95 and ’99. Joining the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 1993 out of tiny South Carolina State, the 6-foot-7, 350-pound Brown is the largest player in team history. He was outstanding as a run blocker before his career was derailed after he was struck in the eye with the weighted end of a penalty flag.

Washington, D.C., has not only produced great Browns players but great Browns fans as well! Did you know there is a Browns Backers club in Washington D.C.? Click here to find a club near you today!

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