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Players Give Back


The Browns Give Back and embrace our signature First and Ten movement by volunteering their time in Cleveland and in their hometowns. In addition to personal time and commitment they give to the team's outreach efforts, several Cleveland Browns players and coaches have their own foundations and charities.

Zach Banner
NAME: B3 Foundation
FOCUS: Our vision is to promote and build engaged communities within which children are raised to feel empowered, valued and loved, and who ultimately return to and lead those same communities.
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Did you know? Zach Banner featured his foundation on his cleats this year.

Britton Colquitt
NAME: Kicking for the Dream
FOCUS: Kicking for the Dream is about Dreamers who believe they can make a difference in the lives of all those affected by ovarian cancer. We do this by supporting Colleen's Dream Foundation in their effort to fund research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
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Jason McCourty
NAME: Embrace Kids Foundation McCourty Twins Tackle Sickle Cell
FOCUS: Partnering with his twin brother, Devin McCourty, the twins raise awareness for sickle cell disease through the McCourty Twins Tackle Sickle Cell.
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Did you know? Jason McCourty featured his foundation on his cleats this year. 

Randall Telfer
NAME: Ambassador for Team Tackle
FOCUS: Raising awareness for the American Diabetes Association
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Did you know? Randall Telfer was our 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Coach Hue Jackson
NAME: Hue Jackson Foundation
FOCUS: Supporting efforts to combat human trafficking in Cleveland
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Coach Gregg Williams
NAME: The Gregg Williams Foundation
FOCUS: The Gregg Williams Foundation funds programs for kids in the Excelsior Springs, MO, area and also donates funds to various community organizations to help improve the community as a whole.
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Players love the game and are inspiring youth football athletes throughout the world. The following players hosted and/or were involved with youth football camps last year.

Isaiah Crowell
Crowell hosted a free camp for 300 kids in his hometown of Columbus, GA.
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Kevin Hogan
Hogan visits countries each year in the offseason through American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) to bring American football to young athletes. The camp was founded by former Brown, Gary Barnidge.
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Duke Johnson Jr.
Johnson joins forces to support local 7-on-7 youth football tournament in North Miami Beach.

Christian Kirksey
Kirksey hosted a free camp for 200 kids in Missouri.

Jamar Taylor
Taylor hosted a Skills & Drills Camp in his hometown of San Diego, CA, for 8-18 year olds to sharpen their football skills.
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My Cause, My Cleats

The NFL's My Cause, My Cleats returned in 2017 with Browns players embracing the opportunity to design custom cleats to support a cause or charity important to them. See who participated in My Cause, My Cleats in 2017.

Player Cause Notes
OL Zach Banner B3 Foundation Banner's foundation focuses on promoting and building engaged communities for children in Tacoma, Wash., Los Angeles, Calif., and Guam
WR Sammie Coates Pediatric cancer Inspired by Kenzie Ray, a 15-year-old with leukemia who he met in Alabama five years ago and has become like family
RB Isaiah Crowell RISE Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is an unprecedented alliance of professional sports leagues, organizations, athletes, educators, media networks and sports professionals using sports to bring people together to promote understanding, respect and equality. Through public awareness campaigns and educational programming, RISE aims to improve race relations
OL Spencer Drango Dyslexia Foundation Drango, who was diagnosed with dyslexia, wants to inspire children impacted so that they know they can accomplish any of their goals
DL Myles Garrett Waterboys Waterboys unites players and fans to help bring life-sustaining well water to East African communities in need
WR Josh Gordon Prenatal substance exposure awareness With UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Gordon is raising awareness for mothers and families affected by prenatal alcohol or illicit drug exposure, which has the potential to cause a wide spectrum of physical and developmental challenges
WR Rashard Higgins Kidney disease Higgins' father passed away as a result of kidney failure, and he wanted to support local kids and families at University Hospitals who are also impacted by kidney disease and complications
RB Duke Johnson Jr. Dade County School District Providing resources to youth in need in his hometown, including for proper conflict resolution
LB Christian Kirksey American Cancer Society and National Stroke Association Kirksey recently learned his aunt has bone cancer and his father passed away following a stroke
QB DeShone Kizer The Andrew Weishar Foundation One of Kizer's close friends was significantly impacted by cancer when he was 18, as well as his connection with The Andrew Weishar Foundation through Notre Dame teammate Nic Weishar
DB Jason McCourty Tackle Sickle Cell Foundation and social injustice awareness McCourty's foundation with his brother, Devin, is focused on building awareness and fundraising for sickle cell disease, which has impacted multiple family members
TE David Njoku Hands Against Hunger Hands Against Hunger works to provide thousands of meals daily to children in need throughtout the world, including Africa
DL Larry Ogunjobi American Heart Association and childhood obesity Prior to starting his football career in high school, Ogunjobi personally struggled with his weight and ultimately lost more than 100 pounds
DB Jamar Taylor Kidney disease and domestic violence awareness Taylor has been personally affected by kidney complications during his life
TE Randall Telfer Boo2Bullying Boo2Bullying seeks to eradicate bullying, intolerance and discrimination by educating schools and parents about accepting diversity and giving young people the tools to connect with and positively impact those around them
OL Joe Thomas USO of Northern Ohio Thomas, the team's Salute to Service Award recipient, has been committed to recognizing military members, veterans and their families since being drafted by the Browns
FB Danny Vitale Chris Kyle Frog Foundation The mission of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is to honor God, country and families who serve by providing experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families

Browns players see their cleats for the first time before Week 13's My Cause My Cleats game.

Did you know?

The NFL presents awards to players for their contributions off the field. Check out our community nominees from 2017!

  • Cleveland Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee: Randall Telfer read more >>
  • Cleveland Browns Salute to Service Award Recipient: Joe Thomas read more >>
  • Cleveland Browns Ed Block Courage Award Recipient: Kevin Zeitler read more >>

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