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Milt Morin, Pro Bowl Browns tight end, dies at 67

Former Cleveland Browns tight end Milt Morin has died of a heart attack at the age of 67.

Morin was the Browns’ first-round draft pick in 1966 after a stellar career at the University of Massachusetts. He will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this week.

He was a complete player, a prototype tight end,” said Browns teammate Paul Wiggin. “Back then, they had 240-pound tight ends who couldn’t catch the ball, and 200-pounders who couldn’t block. Milt did both.”

Morin spent his entire 10-year career in Cleveland and played in two Pro Bowls.

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16 Responses to “Milt Morin, Pro Bowl Browns tight end, dies at 67”
  1. robert ethen says: Jul 12, 2010 7:02 PM

    His heart problems may be related to the stress of being a 200 pound pass catching tight end, and a 240 pound blocking tight end, simultaneously. A guy who is 6-2, max, isn’t meant to carry 440 pounds.

  2. spliffbunker says: Jul 12, 2010 7:52 PM

    robert ethen says:
    July 12, 2010 7:02 PM
    …………………………………………….
    pretty predictible that you cant wait to type in your one liner as you did with Bob Sheppard & Don Coryell recently….
    you are not nearly as funny or clever as you think you are & a poor excuse of a human being to show such disrespect

  3. laker888 says: Jul 12, 2010 8:24 PM

    hey Ethan, not funny, sick, go play in traffic

  4. this class sucks says: Jul 12, 2010 8:28 PM

    If someone knows this stat that would be great, but I would love to know the median age of death for pro football players. It seems like very few make it to 70 but it could just be it seems that way because no one would remember “NFL players dies of old age at 98.”

  5. Laxer37 says: Jul 12, 2010 8:38 PM

    Not a good week for Cleveland.
    Gotta hand it to you guys, you keep your head up even though facing complete and utter devestation is the norm.

  6. CO55 says: Jul 12, 2010 8:39 PM

    It’s LeBron’s fault.
    RIP Milt.

  7. TheToolofTools says: Jul 12, 2010 8:41 PM

    Hey Robert,
    Take your meds before you post you Strap On.

  8. kingmj4891 says: Jul 12, 2010 9:47 PM

    robert ethen is a poor excuse for of human being to be that disrespectful to man that just died….
    RIP Milt Morin

  9. wahoobob says: Jul 12, 2010 9:51 PM

    I saw #89 play about half his home games in old Municipal Stadium…his uniform was always dirty, he rarely got the headlines and, when other more storied players didn’t get the call, he often wound up with the ball and the first down. He was a courageous and effective asset to the great front lines during that era and earned his spot in the memories of Browns fans everywhere. Thank you, Milt, for your effort, for your athleticism, your hands, your dedication and what you did for our team. In a day when Modell paid you $6,000 to start, you are a symbol of what the game was, and in many ways, should be. God bless you and thank you!

  10. Burning River says: Jul 12, 2010 10:13 PM

    It’s sure tough growing older, and watching boyhood heroes pass on. And Milt was one of mine.
    May God grant you peace, Mr. Morin.

  11. Brewster says: Jul 12, 2010 10:18 PM

    Florio:
    In the pre NBC days you used to have a feature to report objectionable posts to have them removed.
    How many objectionable posts does that absolute moron Robert Ethan have to make to have him permanently removed from the site?
    This guy is an absolute fool get him off the site.

  12. SethGecko says: Jul 12, 2010 10:54 PM

    Anyone whe thinks they are clever and witty making jokes at a persons death is a complete piece of shit human being, im talking about you ethen. When your dad dies you should post it on here so assholes like yourself can makes jokes about it and see how you feel. Go Browns!!!

  13. sharkattack says: Jul 13, 2010 2:01 AM

    A Great TE in the days before great TE’s.
    Milt was a king. It’s hard not to want him the HOF. I don’t know if he has the stats for the HOF, but I think he deserve consideration at the very least. Then again many Browns have been shafted from the HOF. Mac Speedie anyone?
    If you don’t know who Milt or Mac are, then you don’t know football. Remember the past people. Football didn’t start with Dan Marino, Kellen Winslow, and Lawrence Taylor.

  14. wryly1 says: Jul 13, 2010 6:25 AM

    Dating myself, but I remmber Morin well. Saw him play on some great Browns teams. Grew up in Cleveland where my late father was a season ticket holder. Also saw Jim Brown and several other HOF’ers play for them in that era – although Morin came along a few years after Brown retired. RIP.

  15. bobfucile says: Jul 13, 2010 9:42 AM

    I worked with Milt for 2 years during his second career as a corrections officer. Listening to his stories of lining up against Deacon Jones, Mike Curtis, Dick Butkis, the Steel Curtain and many more were simply amazing. A great player and a better man.

  16. laker888 says: Jul 13, 2010 2:11 PM

    He was a very good player in a time when they played for the honor of playing football, and not the money. Deepest sympathy to the Morin family

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