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Browns superfan 'Showdawg' nominated for induction into Ford Hall of Fans

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 19:08:25-05

CANTON, Ohio — The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced six fans as nominees who have a chance to be inducted into the Ford Hall of Fans, a program that recognizes some of the most passionate NFL fans across the nation, and one of them is a fan of the orange and brown.

Ray Prisby, also known by many as “Showdawg,” has been nominated for the Class of 2021 fan inductees, representing the Cleveland Browns.

Prisby exclusively wears the colors orange and brown and has an “encyclopedic knowledge” of Browns history and stats.

The United States Air Force veteran has been building a collection of Browns memorabilia since 1961, which has been included in the Cleveland Browns museum at FirstEnergy Stadium.

In addition to his own personal fandom, Prisby has inspired the next generation of Browns fans, writing a children’s book that features a character who is a big Browns fan.

“I love to see young Browns fans’ faces light up when I give them a Browns gift because it’s totally unexpected,” Prisby said.

Prisby was informed of his nomination to be inducted into the Ford Hall of Fans by a Browns legend—Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

"I go to the door and there is standing Jim Brown and I was immediately reduced to a 12-year-old," Prisbby told News 5.

Fans and supporters can vote for Prisby by clicking here.

Prisby said he would be humbled and honored to be inducted into the HOF as a fan of the team he has loved since he was a young boy.

"I'm not over the shock of Jim Brown coming to my house, so I can't even imagine, and I'm just being honest, I can't even imagine what that would be like to get into the hall of fame," he said.

Voting runs through Feb. 1 and the winners will be honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the 2021 Enshrinement Week in Canton.

If selected, Prisby would be the first Browns fan inducted into the Ford Hall of Fans, which was launched two years ago.

Prisby is up against an Arizona Cardinals fan, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, a Las Vegas Raiders fan, a Dallas Cowboys fan and a Baltimore Ravens fan.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (29-33)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (FOX)

WEEK 4 · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)

WEEK 5 · Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)