Browns customize jersey for family

Updated: July 9, 2013, 2:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Cleveland Browns have had a customized jersey made for the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

Browns public relations director Zak Gilbert told ESPN.com that as soon as the Browns learned of Scott E. Entsminger's death they contacted his widow, Pat, to express their condolences.

"She told us that Scott's favorite player was Lou Groza, so we had a 76 jersey customized with Scott's last name," Gilbert said.

A representative from the Browns' front office will personally deliver it to Pat Entsminger at her husband's memorial service Tuesday afternoon.

Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong Browns fan, requested "six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time."

Entsminger's obituary also said he "wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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