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Graham, 82, won seven pro titles

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Hall of Fame Cleveland Browns quarterback Otto Graham has died, the team announced Wednesday evening.

Graham had been rushed to a hospital earlier Wednesday with a heart problem his son said was the same condition that killed actor John Ritter in September.

Graham's Career Statistics
Year Com Att Yards TD INT
1946 95 174 1,834 17 5
1947 163 269 2,753 25 11
1948 173 333 2,713 25 15
1949 161 285 2,785 19 10
AAFC Totals 592 1,061 10,085 86 41
1950 137 253 1,943 14 20
1951 147 265 2,205 17 16
1952 181 364 2,816 20 24
1953 167 258 2,722 11 9
1954 142 240 2,092 11 17
1955 98 185 1,721 15 8
NFL Totals 872 1,565 13,499 88 94

The condition, called an aortic dissection, is a break in the main artery that carries blood from the heart.

Duey Graham said his father, who celebrated his 82nd birthday on Dec. 6, was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

"The family is with him," Duey Graham said at the time.

Graham won seven championships in his 10 seasons, including every title in the four-year history of the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949.

A two-sport star at Northwestern, Graham played one season of pro basketball and helped the Rochester Royals, also featuring Red Holzman and Chuck Connors, win the 1946 NBL championship.

With the Browns, he threw for 23,584 yards and 174 touchdowns while guiding Cleveland to a 105-17-4 regular-season record, including 58-13-1 in the NFL.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.





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