Lando was an athletic freak who could fly and tackle.
His nickname came from the phrase “big fish” in Spanish.
The Florida native, who was a star player at his alma mater, played basketball at Florida, football at Miami, baseball at the University of Florida, and was a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins from 1990-94.
He also played in a little league.
Lando had been drafted by the Miami Hurricanes, but was released in 1996 and became a free agent.
Landino played in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughrider, Saskatchewan Cougars, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Rush, Calgary Rams, Calgary Sun and the Saskatchewan Junior Roster.
Landinos career ended with the Calgary Roughrider in 1998 when he was diagnosed with a blood clot.
He was rushed to the hospital where he died on May 15, 2002.
Land was the only player in CFL history to rush for 3,000 yards and rush for over 2,000 more in his career.
The University of Miami’s Lando led the team in career rushing touchdowns with 30, as well as in total offense with 6,723.
Landiis most memorable touchdown came in the season finale against the Edmonton Eskimo in 1999 when he ran for a 71-yard touchdown pass with just under 5 minutes remaining in the game.
The pass was a 3-yard TD.
Landis greatest single season rushing attempt came in 1999 in his final game with the Roughrides.
He rushed for a career-high 1,845 yards and nine TDs.
Land’s final touchdown came during the 1997 season finale vs. the Calgary Rush when he threw for a game-winning touchdown pass.
In 1997, Land was named the ACC’s Most Outstanding Player.
He earned the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the nation’s top running back, and the BCS National Offensive Player of the Year award.
Land has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Walter Camp All-America Game, and a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Decade.
Land is survived by his wife, Ann, their son, Michael, and daughter, Tiffany.
Land played in three NFL seasons, one with the Cleveland Browns, the other with the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals.
He retired from the NFL in 2018.
Land will be remembered for his incredible accomplishments and his love for the game of football.
Land had a daughter named Mia, who played college football at Eastern Michigan.
Land, who also played baseball, was inducted to the Ohio Sports Hall of Honor in 2018 by Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson.
He is survived in the Land family by his father, Brian Land, his sister, Tricia Lando, his mother, Ann Lando and his father’s friend, Larry Land.