Graham, Otto

Graham, Otto (Everett, Jr.)

(1921–  ) football player; born in Waukegan, Ill. A tailback at Northwestern, he switched to T-quarterback as a professional. In a career that lasted only ten years, he was named all-league nine times. He led the Cleveland Browns to four straight All-America Football Conference championships (1946–49) and three National Football League titles (1950, 1954–55). A smooth ball-handler and determined leader, he was his league's top passer six times.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.