Toe: The Lou Groza Story

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Lou “The Toe” Groza played for the Cleveland Browns longer than anyone (1946–1967), becoming a beloved football icon along the way. His autobiography vividly recalls a golden age of professional football that spans the sport’s most important formative years. Filled with great personal anecdotes about fellow Browns legends like Jim Brown, Paul Brown, and Otto Graham. Groza was a gentleman in a rough game; he tells his story with warmth and humor.

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Lou “The Toe” Groza played for the Cleveland Browns longer than anyone (1946–1967), becoming a beloved football icon along the way. His autobiography vividly recalls a golden age of professional football that spans the sport’s most important formative years. Filled with great personal anecdotes about fellow Browns legends like Jim Brown, Paul Brown, and Otto Graham. Groza was a gentleman in a rough game; he tells his story with warmth and humor.

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ClevelandSeniors.com
A great read for Browns fans, Buckeye fans and football fans in general. It’s a great look at the greatest dynasty in NFL history . . . As the current Browns team struggles, it is helpful to remember the proud history of this team—and this book does a great job of that.
Maple Heights Press
Akin to Groza sitting down and telling stories around the campfire. And during his 21 years as a Cleveland Brown, Groza acquired many great stories to tell . . . Not only is this a wonderful chance for those who were around when Groza played to reflect fondly on those times, but it also is an excellent opportunity for any fan of the game to learn more about the formative years of the sport.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781886228801
  • Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Groza was an offensive lineman and place-kicker for the Cleveland Browns from 1946–1967, including the last championship team in 1964.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Martins Ferry

In the Pacific

Paul Brown

A Cleveland Brown

Fellow Browns

Football in the Twilight

Life After Football

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