January 24, 2013
Brown - Paul Brown
Paul Eugene Brown, born September 7, 1908 in Norwalk, Ohio, was a football coach in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. Brown was influenced by football from a young age, growing up in Massillon, Ohio, a town known for its competitive football spirit. He played for Miami University in college, taking a job coaching for Severn School in Maryland after graduating. Brown would have a legendary coaching career, serving as the first coach of the Cleveland Browns, which bear his namesake, and played a role in the founding of the Cincinnati Bengals. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967. Brown died on August 5, 1991 in Cincinnati. Paul Brown was made a Great Ohioan in 2013.
This photo is courtesy of George Silk.