"It is obvious that Cliff brought pleasure to the lives of many as he expressed himself on the field. For this, he will be remembered with great joy and gratitude. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding fortify this family with the comfort it needs during their time of deep sorrow. I pray that your sleep is peaceful as you rest from your many accomplishments and your love for the game of football. Know that your fans and I love you, are remembering you, and long to see you in Paradise!"
"I met Mr. Branch many times the last time was on June 11,2019 at Safeway in Napa, Ca I had a pic of Him an Cedric Hardman n myself he quickly said please bring it in he was one of my best friends next day I did just that he took a pic of with his phone signed it . We talked about God ( he had on his silver sn black cross) we talked about Lester Hayes An him becoming a Christian told him I was so happy to hear that the folllowing weekend talked to Mr. Hayes myself just a wonderful , caring, gracious man besides being a great football player I believe Mr.Branch was an even better person . I know he is in Heaven now talking to his good friend cedrick happy An one day when I go I'll see him again along with my family An friends . Thanks Mr.Branch for being a great example of what a real pro looks like ."