Allen Brown

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Allen Brown
No. 83
Date of birth (1943-03-02) March 2, 1943 (age 74)
Place of birth Natchez, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg)
College Mississippi
High school Natchez
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 yards 43
Receptions 3
Receiving TDs 0
Kicking yards 13
Kick returns 1
Games played 19

Allen Brown (born March 2, 1943) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Brown had two sons that played at Ole Miss as well, Timothy Brown and Burkes Brown. He is currently retired in Louisiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bozeka, George (2016-06-21). The 1966 Green Bay Packers: Profiles of Vince Lombardi's Super Bowl I Champions. McFarland. ISBN 9781476624426. 
  2. ^ "Allen Brown". Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Former End Allen Brown Named To Legends Of SEC Football". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BrowAl00.htm
  5. ^ "1965 AFL Draft Transactions". www.prosportstransactions.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Allen Brown". NFL.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03.