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DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME Sat. Aug. 10 San Diego Chargers 9:00 P.M. SAT. AUG. 17 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 7:30 P.M. Sat. Aug. 24 Buffalo Bills 6:00 P.M. FRI. AUG. 30 LOS ANGELES RAIDERS 7:30 P.M. REGULAR SEASON

SUN. SEPT. 8 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1:00 P.M. MON. SEPT. 16 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 9:00 P.M. Sun Sept. 22 Dallas Cowboys 1:00 P.M. Sun. Sept. 29 San Diego Chargers 4:00 P.M. SUN. OCT. 6 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00 P.M. Sun. Oct. 13 Houston Oilers 1:00 P.M. SUN. OCT. 20 LOS ANGELES RAIDERS 1:00 P.M. SUN. OCT. 27 WASHINGTON REDSKINS 1:00 P.M. Sun. Nov. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 P.M. Sun. “Nov. 10 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 P.M. SUN. NOV. 17 BUFFALO BILLS 1:00 P.M. SUN. NOV. 24 CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00 P.M. Sun Dec. 1 New York Giants 1:00 P.M. Sun. Dec. 8 Seattle Seahawks 4:00 P.M. SUN. DEC. 15 HOUSTON OILERS 1:00 P.M. Sun. Dec. 22 New York Jets 1:00 P.M.



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A AFC-NFC Interconference

Record na 78 All-America Cont. (Scores) 119 All-Time Browns’

Roster 140-143 All-Time Browns’ (Ind.)

Scoring 132-133 Assistant Coaches 13 Attendance Data .. 145-146 B Biographies:


(Veterans) 23-79, 86-93 Players (Draftees,

Free Agents) 94-105 Ernie Accorsi ... . § Dom Anile 19 Jim Bailey 4-5 Dave Beckman 20 Tom Bettis . 8 Bill Cowher 9 Steve Crosby . 10 Charley Cusick 17 Bill Davis 18 Chip Falivene. 19 Tom Heckert 20 Greg Landry 10-11 Richard Mann 1 Tom Miner 21 Art Modell 3-4 Howard Mudd 12 Leo Murphy 17 Tom Olivadotti 12-13 Joe Pendry... . 14 Tom Pratt ; 15 Dave Redding 15 Marty Schottenheimer 7 Bill Tessendorf 16 Darvin Wallis 16 Paul Warfield... . 6

Browns’ All-League

Selections ... 144 Browns’ Assistant Coaches

(All-Time List) 13 Browns’ Backers Assoc 28 Browns’ Biggest Days 131 Browns’ Colleges 143 Browns’ Head Coaches setae Browns in Hall of Fame Wea Browns’ History... . passe tle Browns in Pro Bowl 144 Browns’ Leaders (1946- 1985):

Passing 130

Receiving 130

Rushing 129

Scoring. 129 Browns’ Longest Plays 126-127

Browns’ Organizational Roster...... tam

Browns’ 1984 Statistics 106-108 Browns’ vs. NFL 126 Cc

Cleveland Stadium ee ated D

Depth Chart

(Training Camp) 85

Draft Choices

(1950-1985)...... 134-140 ——— EE Executive Staff ..... 22 G Game Reviews (1984) 110-117 Game Scores

(1946-1984) . 120-125 —————— S——— Hall of Fame 6 Highlight Film ... 13 History 118 Hotels for 1985 . ; 14 How Browns Were Bullt'...isvived ————————————— Last Time. 128 Longest Plays, 1984 93 | irae Monday Night Record... 109 __ ee NFL Alumni....... te. NFL Standings, 1984 109 Numerical Roster .. 84 ) eT Opponents’ 100-Yard Rushing

Games vs. Browns 40 Opponents for 1985. . 161-162 Opponents’ Best Ind.

Marks vs. Browns ... 157 Organization ...... 2 Overtime Results 117 (a Browns’ Playoff Records . 160 Playoff Games (Browns).... . . 162 Preseason Games .... 119-120 Pro Bowl esis 144 Pronunciation Guide Py) [aS Radio Network... . 146 Records, Browns’

Individual ....,......- 147-152 Records, Browns’ Team . . 153-157 Retired Uniform

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Review, 1984 Season... 110-117

Roster, 1985 Browns 80-84 Ss Schedule, 1985

Browns ........ Front Cover Schedule, 1985 NFL 164 Scores, Browns,

1946-1984 . 120-125 Stadium Information 163 Statistics, Browns’ 1984 .. 106-108 ik Top Ten Browns.......... 133

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Arthur B. Modell, President

Jim Bailey, Exec. Vice President, Legal and Administration

Ernie Accorsi, Exec. Vice President, Football Operations

Ted Chappelle, Director of


Marilyn McGrath, Office Manager (Sec. to President)

Ellen Nicholson, Secretary (Bailey, Warfield)

Kim Swaidner, Secretary (Accorsi)

Marcia Gabriel, Secretary (Lucarelli)

Anne Pershey and Helen Jelincic, Receptionists

Burnie Hairston, Administrative Aide

Andy Butts, Aide


Paul Warfield, Director


Mike Poplar, Vice President Mike Srsen, Treasurer Helen Hazlett, Bookkeeper Stella Luciow, Bookkeeper Diane May, Bookkeeper


Kevin Byrne, Vice President Chuck Fisher, Assistant

Dino Lucarelli, Player Appearances Francine Lubera, Secretary


Dennis Lynch, Director

John Lemmo, Director of Special Projects

Ed Martin, Practice Facility Aide

David Weiss, Fields

Diane Peto, Secretary


David Modell, Marketing Director John Minco, Sales


Bill Breit, Manager

Mike Patton

Blanche Tayerle

Carol Wensel, Secretary


George Hoffman, Director



Marty Schottenheimer, Head Coach Tom Bettis, Defensive Coordinator/Secondary Bill Cowher, Special Teams Steve Crosby, Assistant to Head Coach/Offense Greg Landry, Quarterbacks Richard Mann, Receivers Howard Mudd, Offensive Line Tom Olivadotti, Linebackers Joe Pendry, Offensive Coordinator Tom Pratt, Defensive Line Dave Redding, ore and Conditioning Darvin Wallis, Special Assistant Maria Minardo, Secretary Brian Adams, Administrative Assistant


Bill Davis, Vice President Chip Falivene, Director, Pro Personnel

Dom Anile, Area Scout Dave Beckman, Area Scout Tom Heckert, Area Scout Tom Miner, Area Scout Debbie Pollom, Secretary


John Wuehrmann, Director


Bill Tessendorf, Head Trainer Leo Murphy, Trainer John Doneyko, Assistant


Charley Cusick, Manager Jim Parsons, Assistant Mike Davidson, Assistant Bob Glenn, Aide


Dr. John Bergfeld, Team Physician

Dr. Lon Castle, Associate Team Physician

Dr. Vic Ippolito, Consulting Physician

Dr. Edwin Whitman, Team Dentist



——, Born 6/23/25, Brooklyn, N.Y. = Purchased Browns 3/21/61

The Cleveland Browns’ number one fan is also its owner and president. Now in his 25th year as head of the highly successful Browns’ fran- chise, Art Modell still views the team with “a little kid's enthusiasm.”

“When | see the first orange helmets pop out of the dugout at Cleveland Stadium; the first day of training camp, the morning of the draft, any opening kickoff these are tremendous thrills,"" Modell has said. “I'm proud to be in the NFL, and, more specifically, proud to be a Cleveland Brown. | believe our product is the number one attraction in sports and | can't im- agine any other business as visibly competitive as ours. I've seen what a Browns' victory can mean to the community and I've suffered greatly when we've lost,"’ Modell added.

Fortunately, for Modell and Browns’ followers, the team has been a consis- tent and entertaining winner in Art’s 24 years of ownership. During this tenure, the Browns own the fifth-best record in the NFL (190-147-6 for .563) behind Dallas (.657), the Raiders (.657), Miami (.634) and the Rams (.583) and in front of the Redskins (.547), Vikings (.547) and Steelers (.541). In 14 of those years, the Browns were either battling to gain the playoffs or had already clinched a spot in the postseason on the final weekend of the schedule. Nine times the Browns advanced to the championship series. In 1964, the Browns won the NFL championship and gained the title game in 1965, 1968 and 1969. Cleveland also advanced to the playoffs in 1967, 1971, 1972, 1980 and 1982. In five other seasons under Modell's leadership, the Browns were playing for a playoff spot in the season finale, but did not qualify (1963, 1970, 1976, 1979 and 1983).

When Modell was 15 years old, he dropped out of high school and began work as an electrician's helper in a Brooklyn, N.Y. shipyard. Modell was clean- ing out hulls of ships to help his financially-strapped family after the death ot his father. Twenty years later, the progressive and energetic Modell made his bold move to purchase the Cleveland Browns for what was then an “unheard of amount" of $4 million. To a great extent, Modell had achieved the so-called ‘‘American success story" from high school dropout to suc- cessful businessman and finally to prominence in his profession.

Modell, who completed high school through night classes, joined the Air Force in 1943 (he was 18), and then enrolled in a New York City television school following World War Il. Always an innovator, Modell produced one of the first regular daytime television shows in the nation. He moved into the advertis- ing business in 1954 with L.H. Hartman Co. (in N.Y.), one of the country's most successful agencies. Soon after, he became a partner.

After purchasing the Browns (3/21/61), Modell quickly became a recognized leader among league owners and he served as president of the National Foot- ball League from 1967 to 1970. His daring transfer of the Browns to the American Conference, along with Pittsburgh and Baltimore, cleared a sizeable roadblock in the merging of the NFL and AFL, returning peace to football. Among the many innovations developed by Modell, was the preseason doubleheader concept that proved extremely popular for a decade(1962-71). Modell volunteered to have his team host the first “Monday Night’’ game and while skeptics predicted disaster, a soldout crowd watched the Browns defeat the Jets (1970). The 15th anniversary of Monday Night Football will be celebrated when the Browns host the Steelers on Sept. 16. (He also took his team to Dallas (1966) for the first of what has become a NFL doubleheader tradition on Thanksgiving Day).

Modell remains a prominent NFL owner. A recent newspaper poll of league officials revealed that Modell was considered ‘the second most influential person in the league.’ He is Chairman of the NFL's important Broadcast Committee.

Modell, a native New Yorker, considers Cleveland his home and has dedicated much time and money to try and improve the community. “| came to Cleveland



as an out-of-towner and purchased one of the great loves of this community. | think | understand that responsibility and I'm thankful for the support the fans of this area have given the Browns,"’ Modell said.

Modell has been extensively involved in community projects. In 1974, he signed a 25-year lease with the City of Cleveland to take over management of Cleveland Stadium, which had become a financial strain on the city and was badly in need of repair. With that signing, Art agreed to make at least $10 million worth of improvements, with all of those already completed (plus $1 million more). He also lent his money and influence to refurbish the finan- cially troubled Cleveland Sheraton Hotel at Public Square, which was turned into a downtown showplace under the name of Stouffer Inn on the Square. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said of his efforts: ‘‘Not only did Modell take on the job of saving the hotel, he turned the venture into a team effort to save downtown and Public Square from a visual blight and the city from a loss of millions in convention business.”

The “National Volunteer Citation’ from the Arthritis Foundation is the most recent of a number of top honors that has saluted Modell. Others accorded him in the last few years for his services and accomplishments have included the: ‘Champion of Brotherhood" distinction from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for Modell's ‘‘lifetime of service in combating discrimination and prejudice’, the “Citizen of the Year'’ award from the Cleveland Board of Realtors, and the ‘United Way Commitment" honor for his and his team's involvement with that organization. Modell has also earned presentations from the New York Football Writers’ Assn.; the Sports Media Association of Cleveland and Ohio (‘Pride of Cleveland’') and the Variety Club (‘‘Super Citizen Award"); plus, the Cleveland Sales and Marketing Club named him 1983 Executive of the Year.

A noted philanthropist, Modell has raised funds for St. Vincent Charity Hospital, has been a chief sponsor for the Muny Football Assn., and is a regular contributor to the many worthwhile charity and cultural activities of the Cleveland area, Hiram College made him a member of its prestigious Gar- field Society. John Carroll University awarded him an honorary LL.D degree (1979) and Wilberforce University has honored him for ‘‘Outstanding Citizen- ship." He has also served as Foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

Along with the Browns, Modell serves on the boards of directors of National City Corporation and National City Bank, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company, The Higbee Company and he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Modell was also recently (June, 1985) named to the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.

Pat Modell, Art's wife, is also highly involved with the Cleveland community. She is on the board of Ursuline College and is active with the Cleveland Musical Arts Assn., the Cleveland Ballet, the Playhouse Square Foundation and Cerebral Palsy Association. A former movie and television actress, Pat appeared in over 400 TV shows. The couple has two sons: John, 25, and David, 23.



Born 8/21/46, Wilmington, O. 8th Year Browns Florida State

“Jim's involved in every aspect of our business work and has fast become one of the most capable administrators in the NFL," said owner Art Modell of executive vice president- administration and legal Jim Bailey, who is beginning his eighth year with the organization. Prior to his latest promotion, which came ear- ly last year, Bailey was vice president and general counsel.

Bailey, who joined the Browns in June of 1978, has maintained a low public profile while


working closely with Modell in the every day operations of all facets of the club. Along with his work with the team, Bailey also has been involved with other Browns’ subsidiaries, including handling the !egal matters involving Cleveland Stadium and other business activities. He is currently a member of the Civic Dome Committee, the group attempting to produce a domed all- purpose facility in downtown Cleveland

A three-sport standout at Wilmington (O.) High School, Bailey earned a foot- ball scholarship to Florida State. Although never a star for the Seminoles, Jim jokingly claims he did help develop all-time great receiver Fred Biletnikoff. “Working against me in practice, he developed many of his patterns and his tremendous self-confidence."

Bailey earned his law degree at the University of Michigan and became a fulltime associate of the Cleveland law firm of Guren, Merritt, Sogg and Cohen in 1971. He was named a partner in 1976. Included in his duties at the firm was work with Art Modell in the formation of Cleveland Stadium Corporation. Jim and his wife, Ann, and their two daughters, Sarah and Jenny, live in Shaker Heights.



Born 10/29/41, Hershey, Pa. 2nd Year Browns Wake Forest

Ernie Accorsi, who joined the Browns as Assis- tant to the President in early 1984, is now Ex- ecutive Vice President/Football Operations. "Ernie will continue to work closely with Jim Bailey (Executive Vice President/Administra- tion and Legal) and with me on all our activities, especially player procurement and player con- tract negotiations,’ said owner Art Modell, ad- ding ‘‘Accorsi will continue to be the principal liaison with the National Football League office relating to player movement.”

Prior to joining the Browns, Accorsi, a highly regarded league executive, serv- ed two years as general manager of the Baltimore Colts, helping them ad- vance from a winless 1982 to seven victories in 1983, He resigned from that position in February, 1984

Accorsi has worked in the NFL since 1970 when he joined Baltimore as public relations director. In 1975 and 1976, he served as assistant to the president of the National Football Conference on Commissioner Pete Rozelle’s staff He returned to the Colts as assistant general manager in 1977

During his six years with the Colts, he assisted in policy-making decisions involving every aspect of the Colts’ organization. Accorsi directed the develop- ment of the Colts’ 1981 offseason marketing campaign. which increased season ticket sales, This was the first increase following a sub .500 season in 25 years. He also participated in negotiations of player contracts and tadio/TV agreements in addition to serving as the Colts’ liaison with the NFL office

The 43-year-old Accorsi is a native of Hershey, Pa., and a graduate of Wake Forest University (1963), where he was a member of the golf team. He worked as a sportswriter for the Chariotte News prior to a tour of duty with the Army and then joined the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1964. He was the sports publicity director at Philadelphia's St. Joseph College before joining the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1966. In 1969, Accorsi returned to collegiate athletics as assistant sports information director at Penn State University

Ernie has three children: Michael, 16, Sherlyn, 15, and Patrick, 11.



Born 11/28/42, Warren, O. 6th Year Browns Ohio State

Paul Warfield, whose input of ideas into the organization is of much value to owner Art Modell, begins his sixth year in the Browns’ front office, the past three of which he has 4 served as director of player relations.

Warfield, who has become a much sought-after

public speaker, is working in an area that never

before had been touched by a professional

~ sports team. But in the short period of time the

\ program has been in existence, the results have been dramatic.




Due in large part to Warfield’s work, approximately 40 Browns’ players reside in the Cleveland area year-round. In addition, through Paul's efforts and en- couragements, several players currently are in the process of finishing up work on their college degrees. ‘‘What we do is make it as easy as we can for our players to become a part of the Cleveland area community," said War- field. ‘‘That in turn helps them to become more productive as football players.”’ Paul also helps players begin the transformation from pro athlete to business person.

Warfield, an All America at Ohio State as a running and defensive back, is a native of nearby Warren. His undergraduate degree was in physical educa- tion and he has a master’s in radio/television from Kent State.

Paul began his professional football career as a wide receiver with the Browns in 1964 and had career totals of 427 receptions, 8,565 yards and 85 touchdowns (an average of one per every five catches). Although his number of receptions does not place him in the Top-20 of all-time pass receivers, his 20.1 yards per catch is the all-time best, as is his seven consecutive seasons with a plus-20 yards per catch average. Warfield was with the Browns from 1964 through 1969; was traded to Miami, where he played 1970 through 1974; joined the now defunct World Football League in 1975; then ‘‘came home" to the Browns in 1976 and finished his playing career in 1977.

In 1983 he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ‘‘Being selected to the Hall in my first year of eligibility is really the best honor that | could ever receive,'’ Warfield said.

Following his retirement as a player, Paul spent the next three years as a television sports reporter. He became the Browns' assistant director of pro personnel in 1980. He was elevated to assistant to team president Art Modell in 1981, becoming involved in a number of front office functions. One of his responsibilities was as liaison to the league office regarding NFL rules and player developments, including all waiver procedures.

Paul's wife Beverly, also from Warren, owns a public relations firm. They reside in Beachwood with their two children, Sonja, 15, and Malcolm, 12.


Otto Graham, 1965 Len Ford, 1976

Paul Brown, 1967 Bill Willis, 1977

Marion Motley, 1968 Bobby Mitchell, 1983 Jim Brown, 1971 Paul Warfield, 1983 Lou Groza, 1974 Mike McCormack, 1984

Dante Lavelli, 1975 Frank Gatski, 1985



Born 9/23/43, Canonsburg, Pa. 12th Year Coaching Pittsburgh

On Oct. 22, 1984, Marty Schottenheimer was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Promoted from his position as defensive coor- dinator, Schottenheimer took over a 1-7 team whose offense had sputtered in the first half of the season and whose defense was tops in the AFC. Owner Art Modell made it clear at that time that Schottenheimer was not an interim coach. *'We do not feel we need to go through a nationwide search. We think it's time for Marty to take control and we believe he'll be successful,’ Modell said.

Schottenheimer had immediate success, but not as much as he wanted. The Browns finished 4-4 under the 41-year old head coach, losing three games (Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and New Orleans) on the final play on field goals. What he did indicate is that he could get things done in a hurry. The offense and special teams showed immediate improvement, while his defense finished the season as the AFC's best (allowing only 290 yards per game second in the NFL to the Bears).

Schottenheimer's philosophy is simple: ‘You never know if the next step will be the one that gets it done. So, to me, you keep taking that extra step and, at some point, you will achieve success. | want a certain mental toughness in the players, a determination, a willingness to take that extra step. Because | believe that will enable a team to succeed. Players, coaches and every other member of this organization, are accountable for every responsibility we give them."

The sixth head coach in the Browns’ 40-year history came to Cleveland in 1980 as defensive coordinator. He told Modell at that time that he could make the Browns’ defense one of the league's best in three years. In 1983, the Cleveland defense was fifth in the AFC and ninth overall in the league, the first time the team's defense had cracked the NFL's top 10 since 1976. Schot- tenheimer also coached the secondary in 1983 and 1984.

While working as a real estate developer in Denver in early 1974, Schot- tenheimer gave in to his urge to coach. He began visiting with Bronco defen- sive coordinator Joe Collier, who had coached Schottenheimer as a Buffalo Bill a few years earlier. ‘| wanted to learn more about the coaching business and Joe is one of the best,'' Schottenheimer explained. In 1974, Marty ac- cepted an invitation (from Dick Coury) to become player/coach for the WFL's Portland Storm. A shoulder injury stopped his playing comeback, but he con- tinued working with the linebackers.

Bill Arnsparger, then the New York Giants’ head coach, gave Schottenheimer his introduction into the NFL coaching fraternity a year later (1975), naming Marty linebackers’ coach. He was the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 1977 when he was only 34. Schottenheimer was a member of Monte Clark's Detroit Lion staff in 1978 and 1979 as linebackers’ coach.


COACH YEARS RECORD Paul Brown 1946-1962 158-48-8 (.757)

Blanton Collier 1963-1970 76-34-2 (.688) Nick Skorich 1971-1974 30-24-2 (.554) Forrest Gregg 1975-1977 18-23-0 (.439) Dick Modzelewski 1977° 0- 1-0 (.000) Sam Rutigliano 1978-1984 47-50-0 (.485)

Marty Schottenheimer 1984-1985 4-4-0 (.500)

"One game only


As a player, Schottenheimer was described as an over-achiever. (His career stats included 79 games played, 18 starts and six interceptions for a 22-yard average). “| basically made my living for six years as a special teams’ player,” Schottenheimer said. After earning All-America honors at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, Marty was drafted in the seventh round by the Buffalo Bills and the fourth round by the Baltimore Colts. He played four seasons for the Bills (1965-68) and two years with the Boston Patriots (1969-70). In June of 1971, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played six weeks under Chuck Noll before being traded to the Colts. He retired when the Colts released him three weeks later.

An honor student at Ft. Cherry (McDonaid, Pa.) High School, Schottenheimer was a prep football and basketball standout. He was All-Western Pennsylvania as a linebacker and was the center on the state championship basketball team (named all-state honorable mention). Schottenheimer received a B.A. in English from Pittsburgh where he was a three-year starter for the Panthers. (He played for the College All Stars against the 1964 World Champion Browns).

Marty, who was born in Canonsburg, Pa., Sept. 23, 1943, and his wife, Pat, live in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville with their daughter Kristen, 15, and son Brian, 12.

Schottenheimer, who has been described by members of the Cleveland media as bright, determined, tough, demanding and ambitious, has one football goal ‘We want to win the Super Bowl, because, in this league, that’s all that matters."

MARTY SCHOTTENHEIMER ON HIS PHILOSOPHY AS HEAD COACH: “It’s important that players have a very clear understanding of what it is that they're asked to do. That's where the teaching aspect comes in. That's

all a coach is, a teacher. | think of myself as a teacher. A coach has those ideas and conveys them to the players and the only way | know to do that is through hard work and repetition."



Born 3/17/33, Chicago, III. 1st Year Browns

20th Year Coaching Purdue

Tom Bettis, long regarded as one of the top defensive coaches in the NFL, takes over the role of Browns’ defensive coordinator from Marty Schottenheimer, who held that role prior to his being named head coach midway through the 1984 season

The highly respected Bettis served the St. Louis Cardinals as defensive coordinator for the past seven years. Prior to that, Bettis coached for the Kansas City Chiefs, which in- cluded a stint as the interim head coach in

1977 after the departure of Paul Wiggin.

"Attracting Tom Bettis to our staff was very important to this organization and we're pleased we got it done,”’ Schottenheimer said. ''Tom is noted for his development of young players and he's going to help our defense mature.” In addition to serving as coordinator, Bettis also will coach the defensive backs, another role performed by Schottenheimer last year

His Chiefs’ secondaries led the AFC in interceptions for five straight seasons (1966-70) and in 1974. He helped coach Kansas City to a Super Bowl ap- pearance in 1967 and the championship in 1970, along with AFC Champion- ships in 1966 and 1969 and playoff appearances in 1968, 1969 and 1971

Bettis’ pro career began with Green Bay after the Packers made him their first draft choice in 1955. He was a starting linebacker with the Packers until 1961, helping them earn a world championship. In 1962, he was traded to Pittsburgh before concluding his career with another world championship


team, the 1963 Chicago Bears.

Bettis is a native Chicagoan. He attended St. Mel High School, then went on to Purdue where he was All America in 1953 and 1954 and made the All- Big Ten team for three seasons (as a linebacker and offensive guard). In 1954, he was fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, gathering more votes than any other lineman that year. He also was co-captain of the 1955 College All- Star team.

Following a brief retirement to private business, he was encouraged by Hank Stram to join the Kansas City staff in 1966. He also had served as a pro talent scout in 1964 and 1965.

Tom and his wife, Valerie, have three daughters, Lisa, 28, Karen, 25, and Krista, 21. They live in Strongsville.


Born 5/8/57, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1st Year Browns

1st Year Coaching

North Carolina State

When Marty Schottenheimer began filling va- cant coaching positions, he started by looking no further than his own backyard. The man he wanted as special teams coach was former Browns’ player Bill Cowher who, like Schot- tenheimer, was a linebacker by trade during his playing days, but in reality earned his keep by his performance on the special teams.

“Bill Cowher has a tremendous work ethic, and anyone who knows him understands that he's one of the fiercest competitors around. He's

just my kind of guy," said Schottenheimer, who has made it known he ex- pects his special teams to be among the best in the NFL. ‘Bill's probably as well respected by his peers as any player I've ever been around.”

Cowher, 28, is the second youngest assistant in the NFL and he believes his age will prove helpful in the long run. ‘'l feel | had the respect of the players when | played here, and | believe I'll gain their respect as a coach. | intend to evaluate performance, not personalities."

Cowher first joined the Browns as a free agent in 1980 after originally sign- ing as a free agent with Philadelphia in 1979. He played in three preseason games with the Eagles before being released. Cowher played in all 16 games with the Browns in 1980, including two starts at inside linebacker.

The North Carolina State product was traded to Philadelphia in 1983 and was selected the Eagles’ most valuable special teamer that year. He missed all but four games last year due to a knee injury.

Bill and his wife, Kaye, have recently purchased a home in Strongsville.


The Cleveland Chapter of the NFL Alumni would like to contact all former pro football players living in the Cleveland area.

The chapter was formed in 1980 and is one of 32 in the NFL Alum- ni. Members get involved in several activities throughout the year, in- cluding hosting an NFL Alumni Charity Golf Classic, taking part in the

Youth of America Week activities each September, and others which foster cameraderie while working on behalf of today's youth.

Bob Nussbaumer is president of the Cleveland Chapter. Other of- ficers are vice president Tom Brown, secretary Nick Cantanese, and treasurer Jim Houston.

Those interested should call (216) 464-7350 or write to 3690 Orange Place, Suite 325, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.




Born 7/3/50, Great Bend, Kan. 1st Year Browns

9th Year Coaching

Fort Hays (Kan.) College

“I will rely greatly on the expertise Steve Crosby has acquired through his experience with Miami and Atlanta as we develop our of- fensive system,”’ said head coach Marty Schot- tenheimer in explaining the role Crosby will fill as assistant to the head coach/offense. He also will tutor the running backs.

Crosby, a running back for the New York Giants from 1974-75, began his coaching career on Don Shula’s Miami Dolphin staff in 1979 after serving as a Dolphin scout for two years. From 1979 through 1982, Crosby coached the Dolphins’ special teams and linebackers, while continuing some personnel duties. ‘‘His Miami special teams were considered among the league's best,"’ said Schottenheimer, who first became acquainted with Crosby in 1975. Schottenheimer was the Giants’ defensive coordinator at that time.

Crosby joined Dan Henning’s Atlanta Falcon staff in 1983 and worked the quarterbacks and running backs for the Falcons the past two years.

"My best experience with Miami was the opportunity to work with Don Shula and Bill Arnsparger on the same staff,"’ Crosby said. '‘From there, | was able to go from defense to offense under one of the best offensive coaches in the league, Dan Henning.”

Crosby is a 1972 graduate of Fort Hays (Kan.) College, where he also earned a master's in athletic administration. As a senior, he rushed for 1,024 yards on 179 carries (5.7 avg.). He was twice named an NAIA All America and was a three-time-all-conference performer before being drafted in the 17th round in 1974.

He has a son, Bradley. 14. Crosby lives in Strongsville.

GREG LANDRY QUARTERBACKS Born 12/18/46, Nashua, New Hampshire

1st Year Browns 1st Year Coaching * Massachusetts =

“Greg has planned to become a coach ever

since high school and he's prepared accor-

dingly. He has had a wealth of both practical

and tactical experience, which he can use to

help develop our quarterbacks,"’ said head

coach Marty Schottenheimer when selecting e | longtime NFL veteran Greg Landry as the team's new quarterback coach.

f ) Landry, 38, completed his 17-year pro career / last year when he joined the Chicago Bears i

prior to the season finale and was the starting quarterback that week, leading the Bears to a 30-13 win over the Lions. He began his pro career in 1968 with the Detroit Lions, who drafted him number one out of the Univeristy of Massachusetts, where he was a first-team small college All America.

Landry played 11 years with the Lions (1968-78). He was traded to Baltimore in April, 1979 and played three years for the Colts. After being released in 1982 by the Colts, he played two years in the USFL with the Chicago Blitz



and Arizona Wranglers before wrapping up his career with the Bears.

His NFL statistics include: 147 games; 103 starts; 1,276 completions in 2,300 attempts for 16,502 yards; 98 TDs and 103 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,654 yards (6.2 avg.) and scored 20 touchdowns. Landry finished his Lions’ career second to Detroit Hall of Famer Bobby Layne in four club passing categories—attempts, completions, yards and TD passes. He shared Lions’ marks for rushing TDs in a season (nine) and most rushing TDs in a game (three).

Landry received a B.S. in physical education from Massachusetts in 1968 and also earned a master's degree in sports administration from Loyola University.

He and his wife, Jeannine, have five children: Kathleen 5, Beth 4, Greg 2, Mary 1 and Joe, born this past January. They live in Strongsville.


Born 4/20/47, Aliquippa, Pa. ist Year Browns

12th Year Coaching

Arizona State

Richard Mann, who helped develop numerous future NFL wide receivers during eight years of collegiate coaching, takes over the role of receiver coach for the Browns after three years in a similar role for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts. ‘| decided | wasn’t going to hire any assistant after one interview, but | made an ex- ception with Richard,"’ head coach Marty Schottenheimer said.

“Richard has spent his career working with receivers, plus he’s played the positions,"’ said Schottenheimer, adding ‘‘| thought he maximized the Colts’ talent and we expect him to improve our wide receivers."

The 38-year-old native of Aliquippa, Pa., earned all-state honors in football and also participated in basketball and track. He was inducted into the Ali- quippa Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

Mann attended Arizona State University and started three years (1966-1968) under then-head coach Frank Kush. He was a flanker his first year and mov- ed to tight end for his final two seasons, catching a total of 28 passes for 340 yards.

He earned a B.S. degree in elementary education and taught and coached at his hometown high school from 1970 to 1974. He returned to his college alma mater, Arizona State, in 1974 and over the next six years helped develop such wide receivers as current NFLers John Jefferson, Bruce Hardy and Jerry Bell. He then went to the University of Louisville where he helped develop Mark Clayton in 1980 and 1981 before rejoining Kush with the Colts in 1982.

As for the number of passes Browns’ receivers dropped last year, Mann said, Dropped passes are going to happen. When they do, you have to go back to the basics. One thing | learned is you can never take anything about a player for granted. When a player is having a problem dropping passes, it's usually something unsound fundamentally. | have plenty of everyday drills that | have learned over the years. | believe in repetition and hard work,”

Mann and his wife Karen have three children: Deven, 6, Richard, 4, and Mario, 2. They live in Strongsville.


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Born 2/10/42, Midland, Mich. 3rd Year Browns

14th Year Coaching Hillsdale

Howard Mudd returns for his third year as of- fensive line coach for the Browns faced with the problem of filling the left tackle spot vacated by the retirement of Doug Dieken, as well as cutting down on the number of quarter- back sacks allowed last year. Mudd will welcome the return of veteran right tackle Cody Risien, who missed all of last season due to a knee injury suffered in the preseason finale at Philadelphia.

He was one of only two position coaches re- tained by Schottenheimer from last year's staff. “He is an excellent coach and has done a fine job coaching our offensive line the last two years,"’ Schottenheimer said. ‘He's a good teacher and his players respond well to his motivation. I'm pleased he has accepted our in- vitation to return in the same capacity. Keeping him gives us a better degree of continuity.”’

Mudd, a two-time All Pro and three-time Pro Bowl performer, played six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Chicago Bears. He was named to the All-1960's NFL team.

The Midland, Michigan native, who attended Hillsdale (Mich.) College and later gained entrance to the NAIA Hall of Fame, began his coaching career in 1972 as an assistant at the University of California. His first pro coaching experience came with the San Diego Chargers in 1974. He was instrumental in the development of the fine offensive line the Chargers put together to pro- tect quarterback Dan Fouts.

In 1977, Mudd was line coach at San Francisco, then went to Seattle for the next five years before joining the Browns in 1983.

Howard and his wife, Marie, have a son, Darren, 15, and a daughter, Ami, 13, and they live in Medina. Darren plays line on the Medina High School football team.


Born 9/22/45, Long Branch, New Jersey ist Year Browns

19th Year Coaching


When Marty Schottenheimer went on scouting missions to Miami University the past few years, he had a chance to visit numerous fine football players, including current Browns’ linebacker Scott Nicolas. But, at the same time, the Browns’ head coach also had the op- portunity to meet and get to know Tom Olivadotti, the Browns’ new linebacker coach.

Olivadotti is credited with developing current NFL linebackers such as Nicolas and the Dolphins’ Jay Brophy. ‘‘Olivadotti is a well known and respected member of the so-called coaching fraternity, but | became more impressed with him when | went to Miami the last couple of years to study players we might draft. He got the most out of players like Nicolas and Brophy.”

Olivadotti spent four years at Miami (1980-83), helping the Hurricanes to the national title in 1983, when he was defensive coordinator. Prior to that, the 39-year-old native of Long Branch, New Jersey spent two years at Boston College where he coached the defensive ends and linebackers and organized



the overall defense.

His other coaching positions included Princeton University (1975-77), where he taught both offensive and defensive lines and linebackers; head coach at Salesianum School (prep school in Wilmington, Delaware, 1972-76); and three high schools in New Jersey, Red Bank Catholic High (1971-72); Long Branch (1968-71); and Pope Pius High (1967-68).

Olivadotti was a four-year starter at Upsala College as a defensive end and receiver. He also played baseball and ran track. He played five years of semi- pro ball while coaching in high schools. He has a B.A. in business. Olivadotti, a class ‘A’ racquetball player, and his wife, Karen, have two children: Kari, 14, and Kirk, 11. They live in Strongsville.


Dave Adolph 79-84.

Raymond Berry 76-77; Tom Bettis 85; Paul Bixler 54-62; John Brickels 46-48; Howard Brinker 52-73; Buck Buchanan 78.

Blanton Collier 46-53, 62, 75-76; William (Red) Conkright 46; Walt Corey 75-77; Bill Cowher 85; Steve Crosby 85; John David Crow 72-73.

Joe Daniels 83-84.

Bill Edwards 47-48; Dick Evans 60-63; Weeb Ewbank 49-53.

Len Fontes 80-82.

Dick Gallagher 47-49, 55-59; Jim Garrett 78-84; Doug Gerhart 75; Forrest Gregg 74.

Paul Hackett 81-82.

Fritz Heisler 46-70; Rod Humenuik 75-82.

William (Dub) Jones 63-67.

Howard Keys 70-71; Billy Kinard 76-77; Rich Kotite 78-82; Greg Landry 85; Dale Lindsey 74.

Dick MacPherson 78-80; Richard Mann 85; Richie McCabe 71-75; Dick Modzelewski 68-77; Howard Mudd 83-85.

Bob Nussbaumer 66-71,

Tom Olivadotti 85.

Joe Pendry 85; John Petercuskie 78-84; Fran Polsfoot 72-74; Tom Pratt 81-85; Ray Prochaska 71-72.

Dave Redding 82-85.

Joe Scannella 82-84; Marty Schottenheimer 80-84; George Sefcik 75-77; Jim Shofner 78-80; Nick Skorich 64-70; Jerry Smith 73.

Al Tabor 72-77; Timmy Temerario 50-51.

Ed Ulinski 54-70.

Bob Voigts 46.

Darvin Wallis 83-85.

Larrye Weaver 83; Chuck Weber 78-79; Jerry Williams 71; Dick Wood 74.


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