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Countdown to the Big Game: Day 24

Bengals stopping Kelly (arrow points to ball) were Mike Reid on ground to Kelly’s right, and Bill Peterson (53). Other Beowns are Joe Taffoni (62), Milt Morin (89) and Dick Schafrath (77). Bengals won, 31-24. (AP Photo/GS) Bengals stopping Kelly (arrow points to ball) were Mike Reid on ground to Kelly’s right, and Bill Peterson (53). Other Beowns are Joe Taffoni (62), Milt Morin (89) and Dick Schafrath (77). Bengals won, 31-24. (AP Photo/GS)
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Number 24 of our Countdown to the Big Game went from the University of Tennessee Martin to the NFL.

Offensive lineman Joe Taffoni played college football for UT Martin before being selected by Cleveland in the fourth round of the NFL draft in 1967.

He played six seasons with the Browns and the New York Giants.

Taffoni's 1969 Browns team lost to Minnesota in the final NFL Championship game before the AFL-NFL merger.

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