Browns’ Mac Speedie Clears Hall Hurdle, Overdue Induction
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mac Speedie is finally clearing his last hurdle. A quick, sure-handed wide receiver on powerhouse Cleveland Browns teams in the 1940s and 50s, Speedie is finally being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He overcame a childhood disease and later delayed his playing career to serve in World War II. He led the All-America Football Conference in receptions three times and had the most catches in the NFL in 1952, when he had 62 for 911 yards and scored five touchdowns while being named MVP on a team loaded with stars.