In this week's edition of Throwback Thursday, we're looking back Otto Graham, one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Browns history and a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Perhaps more so, Graham — who spent his entire 10-year career (1946-1955) in Cleveland — is one of the best players to ever put on a uniform for the organization.
Graham led the Browns to a league championship game in every one of his seasons with and helped Cleveland win seven times over that span.
Indeed, Graham was defined what it meant to be a winner in professional football. He was 114-20-4 as a starting quarterback and holds high career winning percentage for an NFL quarterback at 0.814.
When Graham retired a decade later, he had thrown for 10,085 yards and 86 touchdowns, completing 56 percent of his passes. He was selected to six Pro Bowls for his effort and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.
The Northwestern standout and Waukegan, Illinois, native was also much more than a football player. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Graham enlisted U.S. Navy (along with many of his teammates) and continued to play for the Wildcats in the meantime. He was discharged in 1946. That same fall, Graham tossed 17 touchdowns passes in his rookie season for the Browns. After his playing days were over, Graham coached the Coast Guard Academy for nine seasons (1959-65 and 1974-75) and the Washington Redskins (1966-68)