CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Browns most iconic figure, Bernie Kosar, will be honored later this month by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. Nick VanDemark, Communication Manager from the commission made the announcement on Monday night.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a sports figure who has made a lasting impact on the Cleveland community, and will be presented to Kosar on January 23 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom.
“I am humbled and honored to be given this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” Kosar told the Sports Commission panel. “I want to thank the Cleveland community for their unwavering support. Cleveland is a special place made up of special people and it will always be home.”
Kosar led the Browns to the AFC Championship three times during his career and was named to the 1987 Pro Bowl. He also set the NFL record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception (308).
Since retiring, Kosar has maintained an active presence in the Cleveland community. Along with serving as the color commentator for Brown’s pre-season games, Kosar hosted a charity golf tournament for many years.
Kosar also played a major role in bringing an Arena Football League franchise to Cleveland.
A limited amount of tickets remain for the event.
For more on Kosar’s past, and his journey after football, click here.