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Dante Lavelli

As a prepster at Hudson High, Dante Lavelli displayed great ability as a runner and passer in leading the Explorer's to three undefeated football seasons. Although short on college experience, he was recruited by Paul Brown for Cleveland in the All-American Conference. In his 11 seasons, "Glue Fingers" Lavelli enjoyed spectacular success as Cleveland won four successive All-American championships with his pass receiving. Cleveland won National Football League titles in 1950, 1954, and 1955 - each time with Lavelli's expert help and he was All-NFL in 1951 and 1953.

Inducted 1967 | Football