BEREA, OH – Longtime NFL executive, Bryan Wiedmeier, who spent the last leg of his career in Cleveland with the Browns, has died.
Wiedmeier was 57.
He was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in 2012. At the time, doctors gave him 15 months to live. He made it nearly 4 years later, before passing away.
One week after undergoing surgery to remove a glioblastoma tumor, Wiedmeier attended a Browns home game against the Chargers. He was given a game ball from then-coach Pat Shurmur following the 7-6 victory.
Wiedmeier spent more than 35 years in the league, the majority of it in Miami with the Dolphins.
With the Browns, Wiedmeier held a pivotal role in the 125 million dollar worth of renovations and improvements to FirstEnergy Stadium.
Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam released a statement passing along their condolences.
“We had the opportunity to spend some time with Bryan and his family last week and were really moved by his spirit at this most difficult time. He loved his family and will be sorely missed. Our sympathy goes out to Mary and his family.”
Wiedmeier is survived by his wife, Mary K., and five children, Lauren, Victoria, John, Danielle and Matthew.