There is not much that I can say that will do justice to Cleveland Browns legend Dante Lavelli. By now, you have likely heard that Lavelli passed away late last night at the age of 85.
Lavelli is widely considered one of the greatest receivers to ever wear the orange and brown. He hauled in 386 passes for nearly 6,500 yards during his career – spanning both the AAFC and the NFL – placing him second to Ozzie Newsome in both categories. Lavelli’s 62 touchdown catches place him right behind Gary Collins. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975, and will forever be remembered with teammates like Otto Graham and Lou “The Toe” Groza.