|Date of birth:||June 1, 1955|
|Place of birth:||Palestine, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||223 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Palestine (TX)|
|NFL draft:||1977 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108|
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Guy Brown, III (born June 1, 1955 in Palestine, Texas) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Houston.
In 1980, he had a chance to earn the starting strongside linebacker job after Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson was waived, but he was passed over by Mike Hegman. Hegman dislocated his elbow in the wild card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, which gave him a chance to start in the next two playoff games. The next year he started six games at strongside linebacker.
After experiencing recurring neck problems and visiting with doctors, he was subsequently diagnosed with a narrow spinal column condition (cervical spinal stenosis), which forced him to announce his early retirement on July 11, 1983. He was replaced in the starting lineup with Anthony Dickerson.
Brown works in the fire protection industry and founded the company Guy Brown Fire & Safety, Inc. in 1982.
He was one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Football League, alleging that it failed to adequately respond to the serious health risks posed by concussions and other repeated head traumas suffered during games.