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Dante Lavelli

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Football

Member of the first Cleveland Browns’ football team. Played in ten professional football championship contests was named all-pro end eight times. Played on Ohio State University’s 1942 national championship team before going into the U.S. Army. Decided to forego balance of college career in favor of pro football, basketball and baseball at Hudson (Ohio) High School. Inducted into Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1975.