Urban Meyer to Jacksonville: He would join Paul Brown as only former Buckeye head coaches to lead a NFL team

Chris Pugh
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Urban Meyer could become the second former Ohio State football coach to later become a head coach in the National Football League if he reaches an agreement to become the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The first was Paul Brown.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer talks while reporting for the Big Ten Network from Clemson Tigers Media Day at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona.  President Donald Trump appointed Meyer to a two-year term on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. [Joshua A. Bickel/Dispatch]

After winning six consecutive state titles for Massillon Washington High School, Brown was the head coach of Ohio State from 1941-1943, where he recorded a record of 18-8-1 and coached the Buckeyes to the school's first national championship in 1942.

And if Meyer would come even close to replicating Brown's success with Jacksonville, Jaguars fans would be beyond ecstatic.

Here's a look a Brown's legendary NFL coaching career. 

Browns quarterback Otto Graham (center) celebrates with his father (left) and head coach Paul Brown in the dressing room in Cleveland after the Browns routed the Detroit Lions 56-10 in the NFL title game, Dec. 27, 1954.

Cleveland Browns

Brown joined the Cleveland Browns in 1946 when the team was in the All American Football Conference.

While with the Browns, the team won all four All-American Football Conference championships.

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The Browns joined the National Football League in 1950, where Brown added NFL titles in 1950, 1954, and 1955. 

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 1967, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Famer Otto Graham, left, presents a bust to Paul Brown during Brown's induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In Ohio, Brown was synonymous with football. He led Ohio State to its first national title before becoming head coach of the Browns, who won four All-America Football Conference titles and then three in the NFL under Brown. 
(AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson, File)

He served there until he was fired by former Browns owner Art Modell in 1963.

His record in Cleveland was 158-48-8 in 17 years as head coach.

Cincinnati Bengals

Brown joined the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968 as an investor, coach, and general manager, where he served for eight seasons as head coach with a record of 55-56-1.

He was the Bengals vice president, general manager, and team’s voting trust officer until he died in 1991 at age 82. While there, the Bengals reached two Super Bowls.

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The stadium the Bengals play in is named after him, Paul Brown Stadium and his son, Mike, the owner of the franchise. 

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