CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.
Two days ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host 'Lunch with a Legend' presented by the Cleveland Browns. The event, which will take place at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland in the Grand Ballroom on Tuesday at 11 a.m., will feature former All-Pro kick returner Joshua Cribbs and be hosted and moderated by 3News' Jay Crawford.
During the invitation-only luncheon, Cribbs will speak to Velocity partners and be interviewed by Crawford about his playing career.
Selected to the Cleveland Browns Legends Class in 2020, Cribbs was a three-time Pro Bowl selection who was twice named first-team All-Pro and was chosen by the first-team kick returner on the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Over the course of eight seasons in Cleveland, the Kent State product totaled 10,015 kick return yards and 8 kick return touchdowns -- an NFL record he shares with Leon Washington -- while setting the team's franchise record for kick return yards in a season six separate times.
In 2019, Cribbs was nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although he ultimately didn't advance past the first round of voting.
“I just tried to embody everything Browns fans stand for,” Cribbs said last year upon being selected to the franchise's Legends Class. “Cleveland is not as big as New York City or LA. We’re just a hard-working, football town, blue-collar to the core. I embodied what they stood for, having to start from nothing, undrafted, having to fight my way onto the team, having to be in a position lower on the team … They lived through me and every game and every time I would encounter a fan, they would tell a story of how bad they wanted us to win or a story of when they were at the game in the stands and they wanted me to win so bad.
“I hear all these stories and I used to take it to the field knowing the fans are rooting for me. I would take all that energy and it would boost me during the game.”