Pos.: Wide receiver
College: Southern Mississippi
How acquired: Selected by Cleveland on the sixth round, 1991.
Highlights: Owns a 26.7-yard average per catch with 28 career touchdowns. Caught a career-high nine TD passes last season, and 32 of his 44 receptions resulted in first downs. He has four career two-touchdown games. Recorded fourth-best single-game playoff receiving yardage in team history with 122 yards on seven catches in a 20-13 win over New England in 1994 playoffs. His eight TD receptions in 1993 were most by a Browns WR since Reggie Rucker (1978). Led Browns with 755 receiving yards on 47 catches in 1992.
Personal: Started every game as a college senior and totaled 358 yards on 25 catches and two touchdowns. Was recruited as a quarterback. Won Metro Conference long jump at 25 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Played quarterback and free safety at Kentwood High School and was named all-state. Organized a midnight basketball league for youngsters in his hometown of Kentwood, La.
Pos.: Offensive tackle
College: Western Carolina
How acquired: Signed with Cleveland as a free agent, 1988.
Highlights: Has 99 consecutive starts. Made switch to left tackle in 1991. Recipient of the Gino Cappelletti Award after 1993 season, presented to player who entered the NFL without fanfare. Foundation of an offensive line that allowed league's fewest sacks (14) in 1994. Earned second-team All-Pro honors from AP two years ago. Missed only two quarters in 1993. Started all 16 games from 1990-1993. Moved into starting spot for final three regular season games in 1989.
Personal: Four-year letterman at Western Carolina. Voted Most Improved Lineman and second-team all-conference as a college senior. Played football, softball and basketball and ran track at Franklin County High School, winning MVP honors in football and basketball. Returned to Western Carolina in 1989 off-season to earn B.S. in management. Headed drive to increase the adoption of minority children.
Pub Date: 8/15/96