Josh Cribbs has already shown that he has the ability to handle hosting duties doing pre and post-game work on CBS. The Browns’ legends a likable, popular, and still well-respected members of the community despite having last played for Cleveland in 2012.
His tenure with the area and love affair with the state of Ohio didn’t start in Cleveland as an undrafted rookie. No, Cribbs came to Ohio as a college player, taking the field with Kent State, where he was their starting quarterback for four seasons. During that time he threw for 7,169 yards, 45 touchdowns, 34 interceptions, and also rushed for 3,670 yards, with another 38 career touchdowns while averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
I distinctly remember people talking about Cribbs as a Heisman contender in his junior and senior years. Obviously, Cribbs didn’t win the Heisman, nor did he end up finishing in the Top 10 in voting even, but he was among a Mac Conference boom period of sorts. His era at Kent overlapped with Mac legends Ben Roethlisberger (Miami-OH), Omar Jacobs (Bowling Green), and Charlie Frye (Akron).
During his time in Cleveland, he amassed 14,054 yards across offense and special teams, while scoring 20 touchdowns. Most of which as a returner.