Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Horace Gillom

In Patrick McCaskey's Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships he covers the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Among the pillars is Paul Brown who coached the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. 

In Cleveland, Brown won four AAFC titles and three NFL titles  in 25 years as head coach.  In Pillars, we describe some of Brown's key players and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts.

Horace Gillom

Horace Gillom played 10 seasons with the Browns. Gillom was an African American who played for Brown in Massillon. 

He played both offensive and defensive end, but gave the Browns a great edge over most teams with his towering punts that would travel over half the length of the field at great heights.  

In 1954, his longest punt went for 80 yards.