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Bob Gain

This Akron native, who moved to Wierton, West Virginia at age 11, was one of the finest linemen in college during the late '40s and in the professional ranks in the '50s. Played for the immortal Paul "Bear" Bryant at the University of Kentucky. Equally skilled at offense and defense, the 6-3, 230 pound tackle was known for his fierceness on the line - he was called a "one-man wrecking crew." In 1950, his senior year, Gain reached his collegiate peak by being named first team All-American and was awarded the Outland Trophy as the best college lineman in the nation. He also helped Kentucky win the Southeast Conference title and a subsequent 13-7 win over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. Following his graduation, Gain spend 13 years with the Cleveland Browns where her made All-Pro on several occasions and was on the Browns' NFL championship teams of 1954, '55 and '64. In 1981 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at Kings Island, Ohio.

Inducted 1983 | Football