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Legendary Browns lineman Bob Gain dies

Bob Gain was a defensive tackle for the Browns (1952, 1954-1964), winning three NFL championships with the team and starting in five Pro Bowl games. Gain passed away Nov. 14 at the age of 87.

Former lineman Bob Gain, who helped the Cleveland Browns win three NFL Championships, died Monday night. He was 87.

Gain, who played 13 seasons in Cleveland, was part of three teams — 1954, 1955 and 1964 — that captured league titles under legendary head coach Paul Brown.

Gain, a two-way standout on the defensive and offensive lines, was a force for the Browns in the trenches, whether it was stopping opposing running backs or protecting Hall of Fame quarterback Otto Graham's blindside.

Gain was named to five Pro Bowls and a second-team All Pro selection seven times. He was inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends Program in 2003 alongside Hanford Dixon and Dick Schafrath.

Before coming to Cleveland, Gain was a star at the University of Kentucky, where he won the 1950 Outland Trophy and was a two-time All American.

Gain is ranked No. 14 on's top 100 Browns players list.

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