Allen Brown

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Allen Brown
No. 83
Born:(1943-03-02)March 2, 1943
Natchez, Mississippi
Died:January 27, 2020(2020-01-27) (aged 76)
Natchez, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
College Mississippi
High school Natchez (Natchez, Mississippi)
AFL draft 1965 / Round: 3  / Pick: 22
(by the San Diego Chargers)
NFL draft 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 38
Career history
As player
19661967 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receiving yards43
Receptions3
Receiving TDs 0
Kicking yards13
Kick returns1
Games played19

Allen Brown (March 2, 1943 – January 27, 2020) was an American football tight end in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

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Early years

He attended Natchez High School, where he was a three-sport athlete and almost chose Louisiana State University for college. [1]

Playing for Johnny Vaught at Ole Miss, Brown lettered three times (1962–64) and was a co-captain of the 1964 team. He was recognized as All-America by several publications for the 1964 season and was a first-team All-SEC selection his final two years. He was inducted into Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. [2] In 2004, Brown was honored by the Southeastern Conference as an SEC football legend. [3] He was honored with "Allen Brown Day" in his hometown.

Professional career

Brown was drafted by the Packers in the third round (38th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft. [4] He was also drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round (22nd overall) of the 1965 American Football League Draft. [5] Brown signed with the Packers in December 1964. He missed the whole 1965 season with a dislocated shoulder. [1] Brown played five games in the 1966 season before injuring his knee. He played in every game in 1967, recording three receptions, [6] before he ruptured a kidney against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final game. He retired the next spring.

Post-career life

Brown had two sons who played at Ole Miss as well, Timothy Brown and Burkes Brown. He died on January 27, 2020. [7]

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References

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