Gordon Brown (American football)

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Gordon Brown
Gordon Skim Brown.jpg
Brown in his Yale uniform
Date of birth: (1879-09-06)September 6, 1879
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Date of death: May 10, 1911(1911-05-10) (aged 31)
Place of death: Glen Head, New York
Career information
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
College: Yale

Francis Gordon "Skim" Brown (September 9, 1879 – May 10, 1911) was an American football player. He played football at Yale University from 1897 to 1900. In 1900, he captained the Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century". He was also an academic leader of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

After his college career, he entered the banking business, before he died from diabetes at age 31. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

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