Gordon Brown (guard)

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Gordon Brown
Gordon Skim Brown.jpg
Brown in Yale uniform
Yale Bulldogs
Position Guard
Class Graduate
Career history
  • Yale (1897–1900)
Personal information
Date of birth (1879-09-06)September 6, 1879
Place of birth New York, New York
Date of death May 10, 1911(1911-05-10) (aged 31)
Place of death Glen Head, New York
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1954)

Francis Gordon "Skim" Brown (September 9, 1879 – May 10, 1911) was an American college football player. He played for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University from 1897 to 1900.[1] In 1900, he captained the Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century".[2] He was also an academic leader of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.


Brown was born in New York City, September 6, 1879, to Francis Gordon Brown, Sr. and Julia Noyes Tracy.[3]

After his college career, he entered the banking business, before he died from diabetes at age 31.[4] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He is the namesake of the Gordon Brown Memorial Prize.[5]


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