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Friday, September 27, 2013

KU great Galen Fiss to get Browns honor

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Galen Fiss, a former Kansas University football and baseball standout, will be inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends this weekend.

Fiss, a linebacker, played with the Browns from 1956-65. He’ll join the Browns Legends along with guard Abe Gibron (1950-56) on Sunday.

Fiss signed with baseball’s Cleveland Indians and played the 1953 season in the minors alongside Roger Maris before going to the Air Force for two years.

Fiss was a two-time Pro Bowl selection (1963-64) who helped the Browns to an 84-4-1 record. A native of Johnson, Kan., Fiss played in 139 games.

He died in 2006 at 75.

Comments

jaybate 6 months, 3 weeks ago

ABOUT FLIPPING TIME, Cleveland!

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Jack Joiner 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I didn't know Galen, but can see him in one of his NFL football cards in my mind. Amazing how when we talk about certain athletes I picture them in their cards. LOL! Congratulations to him and his family!

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Titus Canby 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I knew Mr. Fiss when I was a kid. I was always amazed at how nice this great football player and successful businessman treated a dumb teenager like me. I just hope I've become half the man he was.

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Eybea Opiner 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I don't think that record can be right. Miami is the only team to go undefeated, and this indicates that in 10 years they had only 4 losses and one tie, meaning they went at least 5 seasons undefeated. Didn't happen.

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Dee Shaw 6 months, 3 weeks ago

What a great man and family. What a great honor. I had the opportunity to know Galen for a short time. My father and Galen had done business together for years. I was honored to have met the man. Bob and Scott Fiss I know are proud sons. I know our family and family business are better off knowing Galen and the whole Fiss Family.

Just a quick comment on the story above. I had no idea that during Galens years with the Browns, they had a record of 84-4-1. That is impressive for any team but an NFL team. WOW.

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