3. Cleveland hails from the same town as a famous rock and roll artist
Washington state is a garrison of rock and roll music, and that’s where Cleveland was born.
In 1987, the band Alice in Chains formed in Washington and has since sold over 30 million records. Guitarist and singer-songwriter for the band, Jerry Cantrell, grew up in Spanaway, Washington — the same town Ezra Cleveland was born. Spanaway is located about one hour from Seattle.
Alice in Chains is one of the few notable alternative bands in history to suffer the loss of its lead singer, Layne Staley (death by overdose in 2002), and return to national prominence. The band reformed in 2006 with lead singer William DuVall on lead vocals. They were able to recapture their iconic sound and have flourished sans Staley for over a decade.
As for Erza Cleveland, he becomes the Vikings version of man in the box and will probably see some rotational action during the 2020 season.