Otto Graham played his collegiate football at Northwestern University as a tailback.
Graham followed his collegiate career with a stint in the Navy, where he played football at the Great Lakes Naval Institute. There he met Paul Brown, who was coach of the squad.
Paul Brown signed Graham to play for the Cleveland Browns in the newly formed All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946.
Otto Graham and the Cleveland Browns dominated the AAFC, winning four straight championships.
In 1950 the Cleveland Browns merged with the NFL. The upstart Browns, led by Graham, took the league by storm, winning the NFL championship over the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cleveland Browns won three NFL titles with Graham; 1950, 1954, and 1955. Here Graham celebrates with his father (left)and coach Paul Brown (right) following the 1954 NFL Championship Game.
Following his playing career, Graham took up coaching. He was the head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1966-1968.
In 1965 Graham was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here he poses with his presenter Paul Brown.
In 1967 Graham returned the favor by serving as Paul Brown's presenter at Brown's Hall of Fame enshrinement.
The Hickock Belt was awarded annually from 1950 through 1976, to the leading professional athlete of the year. In 1955, Otto Graham became the first pro football player to be presented the jewel-studded award.
Otto Graham was a good friend to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and attended many events and ceremonies. Here he is pictured with fellow Hall of Famer Deacon Jones.
Otto Graham's Hall of Fame bust.
Graham takes a tough hit in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Graham (right) was a star basketball player at Northwestern University.
Graham also excelled at baseball at Northwestern.
Here Graham donates his Cleveland Browns jersey to former Hall of Fame director Dick Gallagher.
Otto was the winner of the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Charity Golf Classic in 1995.
Graham poses with fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Sid Luckman.
Otto trains with one of this favorite receivers Dante Lavelli.
In the mid-90's Otto participated in a fantasy training camp at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.