CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Former Cleveland Browns tight end Milt Morin passed away on Friday, July 9, in Northampton, Mass. He was 67.
Originally drafted by Cleveland in the first round (14th overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft, Morin spent 10 seasons with the Browns, ranking in the team's top ten in both receptions (271) and receiving yards (4,208) during his NFL career. His 4,208 receiving yards currently stands eighth all-time.
A native of Leominster, Mass., Morin attended the University of Massachusetts, where he was a two-time All-American who recorded 1,151 receiving yards and served as the team's place kicker. A three-sport athlete for the Minutemen, he was also a New England heavyweight wrestling champion and defender for the UMass lacrosse team.
Morin was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970 and will be posthumously inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame during this weekend's ceremonies from July 16-17 in South Bend, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, son, Monte and daughter, Ellen.