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Otto Everett Graham, Jr
Birth: Dec. 6, 1921
Death: Dec. 17, 2003

Professional Football Player. Probably one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, he led the Cleveland Browns to 10 championship games in the 10 seasons that he played for them during the 1940s and 50s. "Automatic Otto" never missed a game as a pro and finished his career with an astounding 105-17-4 regular season record. In the 1954 championship game he ran for three touchdowns and passed for three more in a 56-10 rout of Detroit. After the game he announced his retirement only to be persuaded to make a comeback on the eve of the 1955 season opener in which he led his team to yet another title. In his final game he threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as the Browns beat the Rams 38-14. He also made history as the first player to wear a face mask on his helmet. In 1965 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1994 he was chosen for the NFL's 75th anniversary team. He played college ball at Northwestern where he was recruited on a basketball scholarship. He was an All-American in both basketball and football in 1943 and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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Palms Memorial Park
Sarasota
Sarasota County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Dec 18, 2003
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Otto Everett Graham, Jr
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Otto Everett Graham, Jr
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Great Quarterback for the Browns. One of the best ever. A fine American who served his country honorably.
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Apr. 24, 2015
Mr. Graham, God called you home 11 years ago this month. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with athletics. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of fans, y...(Read more)
- Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014

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