The Cleveland Browns honored one of the team’s legendary radio broadcasters at Sunday’s season finale.
Doug Dieken’s career behind the microphone spanned more than three decades, including every season since the team’s return to the NFL in 1999. And future home broadcasts will now take place from the Doug Dieken Radio Booth at First Energy Stadium.
“They say ‘Luckiest man in the world’? [I’m] pretty lucky,” Dieken said Sunday. “It’s been an honor.”
Dieken first began calling games in Cleveland in 1985, even handling play-by-play for eight seasons. But he also had a lengthy career as a Browns player, being drafted in 1971 and playing left tackle.
The 1982 NFL Man of the Year has been beloved by fans and team personnel alike, and the reception to the honor for Dieken has been overwhelmingly positive.
Dieken is a 2003 inductee into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and a 1992 inductee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.
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