Josh Cribbs


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Kent State


June 9, 1983

NFL Experience:

10 Seasons

Browns Years:


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Josh Cribbs appeared in 136 career NFL games, including 124 with the Browns from 2005-2012. Cribbs established himself as one of the special teams’ players in NFL history as both a returner and in coverage. He finished his 10-year career as the NFL’s all-time leader in kick off return touchdowns with eight, tied for third in NFL history with 13,488career return yards, third in kickoff return yards (11,113) and fifth in career return touchdowns (11). Cribbs also amassed 1,175 receiving yards, 808 rushing yards and nine touchdowns as a jack-of-all trades weapon on offense. He led the team in special teams tackles four times and totaled 125 special teams tackles with the Browns. Josh Cribbs, originally a quarterback at Kent State, became the first player in NCAA history to lead his team in both rushing and passing in four different seasons. Kent State retired his No. 9.

Career Highlights

Pro Career

  • 136 Career NFL Games
  • 124 NFL Games with the Browns (2005–2012)
  • 10-year NFL Career


Finished 10-year career as…

  • NFL All-Time Leader Kick-off Return Touchdowns (8)
  • Tied for 3rd NFL History 13,488 Career Return Yards
  • 3rd NFL History in Kick off Return Yards (11,113)
  • 5th NFL History Career Return Touchdowns (11)


  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Three-time Pro Bowl (2008,2010, 2013)
  • NFL All-Pro (2007, 2009)
  • 2011 Browns Walter PaytonMan of the Year
  • Inducted into ClevelandBrowns Legends Program

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