Doug Dieken was talking about the passing of Dick Schafrath, but he couldn’t help but to crack a smile.
“‘Schaf’ was a little bit of a character,” Dieken said this afternoon. “No … ‘Schaf’ was A LOT a character.”
Jim Brown called Schafrath “one of the most extraordinary human beings I have ever met … probably the greatest overachiever I ever met.” The Hall of Fame running back said so in a foreword to Schafrath’s 2006 autobiography, “Heart of a Mule.”
The book closed on Schafrath’s life this week. The iron man left tackle — a star of one of the who used to say he wanted to set an Ohio record for longevity — died at the age of 84 Sunday night.
“He was a Cleveland Brown and Ohioan to his