PARK CITY, Utah – Browns legend and 2-time Pro Bowler Tom DeLeone passed away Sunday morning.
He was 65.
DeLeone was an Ohio State alum and grew up in Kent. He played with the Browns from 1974-84. He was most well-known for his role on the 1980 ‘Kardiac Kids’ team.
He started in 104 games and played in 176 throughout his career.
He was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2011 and had been battling it over the last few years.
DeLeone went on to work as a criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of Treasury after he retired from the NFL. He also worked on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.