Hall of Champions


Otto Graham

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Regarded as one of the most dominant football players of his era, Otto Graham quarterbacked the Cleveland Browns to seven league championships and three NFL Championships. The FCA Charter Member who attended the first-ever FCA National Conference at Estes Park, Colorado, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965.

After his illustrious professional career, Graham coached at the Coast Guard Academy (NCAA) from 1959-65, and then took over as the Washington Redskins (NFL) head coach from 1966-68. The former first round draft pick (No. 4 overall) by the Cleveland Browns was always giving of his time serving as a mentor at Leaders of Tomorrow camp in Washington, D.C., and hosting Lift Youth leaders during his time at the Coast Guard. Following his time with the Redskins, Graham returned to the Coast Guard Academy as athletic director from 1970-1984.

 

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