Browns to honor Graham

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 19, 2003

CLEVELAND (AP) - Hall of Famer Otto Graham will be honored Sunday by the Cleveland Browns, who will wear No. 14 decals on their helmets in tribute to the late quarterback.

Graham, who led the Browns to 10 championship games in 10 seasons, died Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., of an aneurysm in his heart. He was 82.

The Browns will wear black-and-white decals with Graham's retired No. 14 on the back left side of their helmet for their final two games this season. Graham also wore No. 60 for Cleveland.

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There will be a moment of silence and video tribute for Graham before Sunday's home game against Baltimore.

Graham led the Browns to four titles in the All-America Football Conference and three NFL championships from 1946-55. He was picked to the league's 75th anniversary team in 1994 along with quarterbacks Sammy Baugh, Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana.

Graham is survived by his wife, Beverly, and five children.

The family said a public funeral service for Graham will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Palms in Sarasota.