• Fred

The Bigger They Are...


I found this old Cleveland Browns Official Program in my Grandfather’s Basement.

From October 11, 1970, the Cover was a variety of Marvel Comics characters getting ready to play some football, Illustrated by THE Stan Lee. But that’s not what’s surprising about the issue. It’s the sizes of the Monsters of the Gridiron in 1970 compared to today. Heck, you wonder if an NFL team from 1970 could compete with a COLLEGE team from today.

Height and Weight of Players listed after position:

Just the Facts, no statistics---

1970 Browns starting 11

QB Bill Nelsen, 6'-0" 195

WR Fair Hooker, 6'-1" 193

LT Dick Schafrath, 6'-3" 258

LG John Demarie, 6'-3" 255

C Fred Hoaglin, 6'-4" 250

RG Gene Hickerson (HOF), 6'-2" 248

RT Joe Taffoni, 6'-3" 250

TE Milt Morin, 6'-4" 240

WR Gary Collins, 6'-4" 210

RB LeRoy Kelly (HOF), 6'-0" 200

RB Bo Scott, 6'-3" 210

2016 Buckeyes starting 11

QB J.T. Barrett, 6'-2" 222

WR Noah Brown, 6'-2" 218

LT Jamarco Jones, 6'-5" 310

LG Michael Jordan, 6'-7" 310

C Pat Elflein, 6'-3" 300

RG Billy Price, 6'-4" 315

RT Isaiah Prince, 6'-7" 310

TE Marcus Baugh, 6'-5" 255

WR Terry McLaurin, 6'-0" 204

RB Mike Weber, 5'-10" 212

RB Curtis Samuel, 5'-11" 197

2016 Browns starting 11

QB Cody Kessler, 6'-1" 215

WR Andrew Hawkins, 5'-7" 180

LT Joe Thomas, 6'-6" 312

LG Alvin Bailey, 6'-3" 320

C Cam Erving, 6'-5" 313

RG John Greco, 6-4" 318

RT Austin Pasztor, 6'-7" 308

TE Gary Barnidge, 6'-6" 250

WR Terrelle Pryor, 6'-4" 223

RB Isaiah Crowell, 5'-11" 225

RB Malcolm Johnson, 6'-1" 231

6'6" or taller- Italics

300 lbs or more- Bold


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