Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown

Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown (HM1J2W)

Location: Massillon, OH 44646 Stark County
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N 40° 47.608', W 81° 30.043'

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Paul E. Brown, born September 7, 1908 in Norwalk, Ohio, and raised in Massillon, is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and was one of the greatest coaches in the history of football at all levels. From 1932 until 1940, he led Massillon High School to a record of 80-8-2. He coached Ohio State to the 1942 national collegiate championship, and joined the professional football ranks in 1946 as coach of the new franchise in Cleveland. He coached his namesake Cleveland Browns to seven league championships in 17 seasons.

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In 1968, Paul Brown brought professional football to Cincinnati as founder of the Bengals, and as the team's coach until 1975. Known as pro football's greatest innovator, he invented the "draw play," introduced the use of facemasks on helmets, and was the first coach to call plays from the sidelines. He helped break the color barrier in modern American professional sports, featuring African-American players Marion Motley and Bill Willis on his 1946 Browns team, a year before Jackie Robinson's debut in major league baseball. Brown died in 1991 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Massillon.
HM NumberHM1J2W
Marker Number16-76
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Massillon City Schools, Cincinnati Bengals and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 457757 N 4515950
Decimal Degrees40.79346667, -81.50071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.608', W 81° 30.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 36.48" N, 81° 30' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Paul E Brown Dr SE, Massillon OH 44646, US
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