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Cliff Lewis

Induction Year: 1976 Sport: Football

Starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the first game in team’s history, played September 6, 1946, against Miami Seahawks. Later switched to defensive backfield with advent of the two-platoon system and became outstanding safety. Was great three-sport star at Lakewood High School, earning all-scholastic honors in football and baseball and starring on the basketball team and went to the finals of 1941 state tournament. Went on to play college football at Duke University.