Former Cleveland Browns champion, All-Pro Bob Gain has died

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Bob Gain, an eight-time All-Pro defensive lineman with Cleveland who helped the Browns win three consecutive NFL titles, has died. He was 87.

Gain's granddaughter, Michelle Talor, confirmed Wednesday that Gain died Monday in Willoughby, Ohio. Drafted fifth overall by the NFL's Green Bay Packers in 1951, he went to the Browns in 1952 and was part of championship teams from 1954-56. Gain's 13-year NFL career featured one first team All-Pro selection, seven second-team mentions and five Pro Bowls.

The Weirton, West Virginia, native was a two-time All-American at Kentucky, playing on both sides of the ball and kicking for legendary coach Paul ''Bear'' Bryant from 1947-50. He still holds the school single-game record for extra points with 10 against North Dakota in 1950.

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