Schafrath was a two-way lineman for the Buckeyes in the late 1950s, helping OSU win the national title in 1957. He went on to become a second round pick of the Browns in 1959.
From 1959-71, Schafrath was a mainstay for Cleveland. He made seven Pro Bowls and earned All-Pro honors four times while winning an NFL title in 1964.
After retiring from the NFL, Schafrath returned to football and served as an assistant offensive line coach with Washington from 1975-77.
Dick Schafrath, an Ohio State captain in 1958 who went on to be an All-Pro offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, died Sunday at 84 years old: https://t.co/q8eVoKKSWQ
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) August 16, 2021
Schafrath, who also had a 16-year run in the Ohio State Senate from 1987-2003, returned to his alma mater in 2004. He went on to earn his college degree from OSU in 2006.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Schafrath’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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