The Cleveland Browns announced a number of hires and promotions within their scouting department on Friday, including Anthony Fabiano, a former reserve offensive lineman who was a backup center when the Browns were in the playoffs last year.
Nick Byford - Video Assistant
Kory Gillissie - Assistant Equipment Manager
Katy Meassick - Director of Performance Nutrition
Bryant Swindle - Director of Team Logistics
Kathleen Wood - Area Scout
Anthony Fabiano - Scouting Assistant
Unit Ranasaria - Football Research Analyst
Joy Tapajcik - Football Operations Assistant/Special Projects
Josh Temple - Scouting Assistant
Darryl MaGee - Equipment Assistant
Carson Walch - Player Development Coordinator
Taylor Young - Director of Football Administration
The name that stands out to me here is Anthony Fabiano, because I have followed his career since he played at Harvard. He was part of an incredible run at Harvard where they won four league titles all four years he was there and he was named All-Ivy for three of those years.
Fabiano was signed as an undrafted free agent interior offensive lineman with outstanding athleticism, largely operating as a member of the team's practice squad.
At one point, when he was ready to re-sign with the Browns, he changed his mind when an opportunity to sign with the Washington Football became available because he wanted to be coached by Bill Callahan.
Fabiano finished his five-year NFL playing career last year on the active roster as a reserve center on the Browns last season for their playoff run. Now, he's transitioning into a scouting role. He's another Ivy League graduate, who studied economics, that is going to be working with the Browns.
General manager Andrew Berry also studied economics at Harvard while also getting a master's in computer science. What makes economics stand out is it's a field which encourages people to think about issues differently, so it can produce out of the box thinking which can lead to positive change.
So Fabiano is an extremely well educated player who had high level success as a player and is getting to work with a team who also employs the offensive line coach he at one time desired to play for as a way to better himself.
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