We are doing a countdown to the Cleveland Browns' first regular season game against the New York Jets, which is on September 13, 2015. For each day we are counting down, we will try to find a photo of a current or past member of the Browns in that uniform, and we'll also list the players who have donned that jersey in the past.
As of Thursday, we are just 45 days away from the Browns' regular season opener. No. 45 is not currently being worn by a member of the club, as it was retired after the death of RB Ernie Davis in 1963. Here is the list of players who have worn No. 45 in the history of the franchise, per Pro Football Reference (Davis is not listed because he never played):