Tom Brown (guard)

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Tom Brown
No. 69
Born: (1936-12-05) December 5, 1936 (age 85)
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) DL/LB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight251 lb (114 kg)
College Minnesota
AFL draft 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted by New York Titans
NFL draft 1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 108
Drafted by Baltimore Colts
Career history
As player
19611967 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1962, 1963, 1964
CFL West All-Star 1962, 1963, 1964
Awards 1960 NCAA champion
1960 Outland Trophy
1960 UPI Lineman of the Year
Most Outstanding Lineman (1963, 1964)
1964 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Career stats

Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. He played collegiately at the University of Minnesota, [1] and won the Outland Trophy in 1960 as the nation's best lineman. [2] He played professional football with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, and was made a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984. [3] Brown was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame [4] in 2003.

Notes

  1. Mike Ricci (September 15, 2010). "1960 National Champions: Tom Brown". Minnesota Football. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. Outland Trophy Winners.RetrievedDecember 29, 2010.
  3. "Tom Brown". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  4. "Another Golden Gopher Tunnels Into CFHOF with Tom Brown's Enshrinement" . Retrieved December 29, 2010.


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