Former Bengals star Ross Browner passes at 67
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Former Cincinnati Bengals player Ross Browner has died of complications from COVID-19, the team reported on Wednesday.
Browner, 67, died after battling the illness for a month, passing just three weeks shy of the 40th anniversary of his greatest game as a pro, according to the team.
The Bengals said he is fifth on the team’s all-time sack list with 59. Browner had a game-high 10 tackles and the Bengals’ only sack of college teammate Joe Montana in Cincinnati’s 26-21 loss to the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI.
Browner was the eighth pick in the 1978 NFL Draft, an all-everything out of Notre Dame.
Browner started 121 games in his nine seasons with the Bengals and retired after playing 11 games with the 1987 Packers. His career-high nine sacks helped fuel the AFC champion Bengals’ 12th-ranked defense in 1981.
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