Duo will be honored during halftime ceremony

The Cleveland Browns will celebrate cherished alumni this weekend, including the induction of DB Bernie Parrish (1959-66) and LB/FB Tony Adamle (1947-51, 1954) into the Cleveland Browns Legends program on Saturday, as well as a halftime ceremony honoring the two during the team’s home game against the Bengals on Sunday.

The Browns will induct Parrish and Adamle into the Cleveland Browns Legends program during a dinner ceremony in FirstEnergy Stadium’s BMW City Club on Saturday (5:30 p.m.), alongside a strong contingent of former Browns coaches, players and staff, prior to the on-field tribute on Sunday.

Parrish and Adamle will be recognized throughout Alumni Weekend (Friday-Sunday), with the events encompassing more than 60 Browns alumni and their families.

To begin the weekend, more than 30 Browns alumni will reunite on Friday morning at Lakewood Country Club for the Seventh Annual Cleveland Browns Alumni Golf Outing.

Cleveland Browns Legends Class of 2017

DB Bernie Parrish (1959-66) – As a first-team All-American second baseman and football star at the University of Florida, Parrish was selected in the ninth round (108th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. Following a short stint with the Cincinnati Reds, Parrish stepped in as the starting left cornerback for the Browns in 1959. Over the next seven seasons, he would miss just one game, making the Pro Bowl in 1960 and 1963, and earning first-team all-conference and second-team all-NFL honors in 1964. Parrish totaled 29 interceptions with the Browns, returning them for an average of 19.2 yards and three TDs. He helped the Browns win their last championship, the 27-0 win over the Baltimore Colts on Dec. 27, 1964 at Cleveland Stadium. In addition to his on-field success, Parrish also served as the Browns’ representative for the National Football League Players Association and eventually was named the Vice President of the NFLPA.

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