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Blanton Collier Stadium gets makeover

Paris, KY (WKYT) -- Paris High School held their "Big Orange Preview" was held Monday night at Blanton Collier Stadium. The daughters of the stadium's name-sake were on hand at the stadium's re-dedication.
The stadium, which is receiving a huge makeover, was named in honor of the legendary Paris, UK, and Cleveland Borwns football coach. Collier coached the Greyhounds for 16 years and compiled a 73-50-10 record. He went on to coach at the collegiate level at the University of Kentucky from 1954-1961, became an assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL, before becoming the Browns’ head coach in 1963. While at UK, he had a record of 41-36-3. With the Browns, Collier’s record was 76-34-2 and his 1964 Browns team won the NFL Championship. Collier stepped down after the 1970 season. Coach Collier’s daughters Carolyn Ware Collier, Jane Collier Hansen and Kay Collier McLaughlin are proud to know their father's legacy is remembered.


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