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Encyclopedia > Dante Lavelli

Dante Bert Joseph Lavelli (born Feb. 23, 1923 in Hudson, Ohio) is a Pro Football Hall of Fame end (receiver) who played for the Cleveland Browns as part of the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946-56. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Colors Seal brown and orange Head Coach Romeo Crennel All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 467-356-13 The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ...


Nicknamed "Glue Fingers", Lavelli was an original member of the Browns franchise, where he starred along side American football legends like Otto Graham, Lou Groza and Marion Motley. Lavelli quickly became Graham's top passing target and led the AAFC in receiving as a rookie, also catching the game-winning touchdown pass in the 1946 championship game. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... Louis Roy Groza (born January 25, 1924 - died November 29, 2000) was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. ... Marion Motley (born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia, died June 27, 1999) was a former American Football fullback who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


He was part of four Browns championships from 1946-49 in the AAFC and three more NFL championships in 1950, 1955 and 1956. During the team's inaugural year in the NFL in 1950, Lavelli caught 11 passes in the NFL Championship game vs. the Los Angeles Rams.


Overall in his career, Lavelli caught 386 passes for 6,488 yards and 62 touchdowns in 11 seasons.


Lavelli attended The Ohio State University, where the Browns' first coach Paul Brown was then coaching, but played just three games before turning professional due to a stint in the U.S. Infantry. This article is about Ohio State; there is also an Ohio University. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was a pioneering figure in football history, and is considered the father of the modern offense. ...


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HOFPlayers.com (606 words)
Given his limited collegiate experience, Lavelli was surely the least heralded of the five men vying for the wide receiver position.
Lavelli, Graham and their Browns teammates went on to win a total of seven pro football championships (4 AAFC and 3 NFL).
Dante Lavelli still resides in Cleveland, where he is an established businessman.
Dante Lavelli at AllExperts (277 words)
Dante Bert Joseph Lavelli (born February 23, 1923 in Hudson, Ohio) is a Pro Football Hall of Fame end (wide receiver) who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League from 1946-56.
Lavelli quickly became Graham's top passing target and led the AAFC in receiving as a rookie, also catching the game-winning touchdown pass in the 1946 championship game.
Lavelli attended The Ohio State University, where the Browns' first coach Paul Brown was then coaching, but played just three games before turning professional due to a stint in the U.S. Infantry.
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