Bob Brown (offensive lineman)

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Bob Brown
No. 76
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-12-08) December 8, 1941 (age 72)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Debuted in 1964 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1973 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1973
Games played 126
Games started 110
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Robert Stanford "Bob" Brown (born December 8, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio), nicknamed "The Boomer"[1] is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1964 through 1973. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the 1964 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1964–1968, the Los Angeles Rams from 19691970 NFL season, and the Oakland Raiders from 1971–1973. He played college football at Nebraska.

Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

College career[edit]

At the University of Nebraska, Brown was an All-America selection at guard, and was voted the offensive lineman of the year by the 1963 Washington D.C. Touchdown Club.

Professional career[edit]

Brown was drafted in the first round (second overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] The contract he signed with the team had a $100,000 signing bonus. After his rookie season in 1964, Brown was named the NFL Rookie of the Year. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1966 during his five-season career with the Eagles.[2]

After asking for a trade from the Eagles, Brown was sent to the Los Angeles Rams in a five-player trade on May 12, 1969. The Eagles traded Brown, along with cornerback Jim Nettles, to the Rams in exchange for offensive tackle Joe Carollo, guard Don Chuy and defensive back Irv Cross.[2]

Brown was traded by the Rams to the Oakland Raiders, along with two draft picks, in exchange for offensive tackle Harry Schuh and cornerback Kent McCloughan on June 23, 1971.[3]

Brown was named All-Pro during five of his ten seasons with the Eagles, Rams and Oakland Raiders. Named the NFL/NFC offensive lineman of the year three times, Brown was also chosen to play in six Pro Bowls - three with the Eagles, two with the Rams, and one final time with the Raiders.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

In 1993, Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Brown's #64 was permanently retired by Nebraska in 2004.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bob 'The Boomer' Brown headed to Canton". NBC Sports. Associated Press. August 4, 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Bob Brown Now A Happy Man". The Free Lance-Star. May 13, 1969. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Rams Trade Bob Brown to Oakland". The Palm Beach Post. June 24, 1971. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  4. ^ Kaipust, Rich (July 1, 2009). "Plans announced to celebrate Nebraska's NCAA-record sellout streak when it reaches 300". The Grand Island Independent. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 

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