The two-time Pro Bowler played 11 seasons for the Browns before retiring in 1984. He was a member of the popular Kardiac Kids when he played in Cleveland.

“He was as feisty as they could be,” said Doug Dieken, a longtime teammate and fellow member of the Kardiac Kids offensive line. “He played for Woody (Hayes) and was gung ho Ohio State. He was just a great teammate. If you were going to get in a fight, you wanted Tom on your side.”

In 1976, he received the George Halas Award, recognizing the NFL’s most courageous player, after losing his first wife to cancer.

He was only 6’2″ and 248 pounds, but the team says he made up for it in toughness and grit.

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