NFL RUSH
Throwback Thursday

Some pretty awesome players have helped shape the game we've all come to love.   Each Thursday we are going highlight one of them and see just how cool these guys were.  

 

First up: Hall of Fame Cleveland Browns QB Otto Graham (1946-1955)


Otto Graham was one of the most dominant players of his era, taking the Cleveland Browns to the league championship game every year between 1946 and 1955.  That's ten straight years...and he won seven of them!  

 

Over his career Otto averaged 15 TD passes and 5 ½ rushing TDs per year. In 1952, his most prolific season, Otto threw for 2,816 yards and 20 TDs in just 12 games. 

 

Those numbers made Otto a fantasy football stud for his time, but by comparison, last season Peyton Manning threw for 5,477 yards and 55 TDs!

 
 

What else was happening in 1955?

 

Disneyland opened in California on July 17th.

 

Hot dogs cost 5 cents.  Get two!

 

Ray Kroc started the McDonald's.

 

The first Guinness Book of World Records was published.

 
 

What were the kids listening to and watching in 1955?

 

Singers: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and The Platters.

 

Movies: Rebel without a Cause, Oklahoma, and To Catch a Thief.

 

TV Shows: Lassie, The $64,000 Question, and Dragnet

 

 

Most amazing part of this story?

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  • Cleveland Browns

    July 20, 2014

    blazefirestar · practice squad

    6th

  • Oakland Raiders

    May 18, 2014

    themiz2004 · draftee

    hi

  • New England Patriots

    April 5, 2014

    sampats12 · practice squad

    on youtube otto is the 15th best qb of all time

  • Miami Dolphins

    April 2, 2014

    flyinghorse4 · draftee

    Well You dude are awesome

  • Miami Dolphins

    April 2, 2014

    flyinghorse4 · draftee

    Average.....

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 25, 2014

    bearfischer · draftee

    cool

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 25, 2014

    bearfischer · draftee

    g v

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 14, 2014

    awesomedufus · draftee

    hotdogs for everybody #awesome yeah!

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 14, 2014

    awesomedufus · draftee

    10!

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 13, 2014

    warrior2004 · draftee

    ref codes

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 13, 2014

    warrior2004 · draftee

    cool

  • Chicago Bears

    March 12, 2014

    flamedx900 · practice squad

    hot dog for a nickel!!!!!!! wow!!

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 10, 2014

    akaal · veteran

    Hot dogs for 5 cents!!!!!!! People must have been out of there minds!!!!!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 10, 2014

    mook2504 · draftee

    seahawks v.s.ravens

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 10, 2014

    mook2504 · draftee

    SEAHAWKSV.S.RAVENS

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 10, 2014

    mook2504 · draftee

    SEAHAWKS V.S. RAVENS

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 9, 2014

    whodatsaint44 · 2nd string

    they most have Joe Montana

  • Houston Texans

    March 7, 2014

    jjwatt12014 · draftee

    Guys i want to see the texans vs greenbay

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 7, 2014

    liljazy1234 · draftee

    44

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 7, 2014

    liljazy1234 · draftee

    chilling with lil wilson3

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 7, 2014

    bryangoodman24 · draftee

    Sup homies

  • Denver Broncos

    March 7, 2014

    awsome617 · draftee

    This subject is awesome!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 6, 2014

    chrisjessen21 · draftee

    it's the rams vs. the browns

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 6, 2014

    chargersfreak22 · rookie

    awesome celebebrations

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 6, 2014

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Otto Graham=awesome.

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 6, 2014

    ironman47890 · draftee

    cool

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 6, 2014

    jayspin32 · starter

    wow that is cool

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 6, 2014

    beatthegiants · draftee

    hot dogs rock why are they only 5 cents

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 6, 2014

    akaal · veteran

    awesome celebrations!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 6, 2014

    atlantaseahawks · rookie

    third comment!!!

  • Houston Texans

    March 6, 2014

    yaz0110 · 2nd string

    I don't like the offseason

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 6, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    throwback thursday is awesome

  • Houston Texans

    March 6, 2014

    drumguynoah · practice squad

    first comment!!!