Gordon Brown (guard)
Brown in Yale uniform
|Date of birth||September 6, 1879|
|Place of birth||New York, New York|
|Date of death||May 10, 1911(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. 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.
Brown was born in New York City, September 6, 1879, to Francis Gordon Brown, Sr. and Julia Noyes Tracy.
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. He is the namesake of the Gordon Brown Memorial Prize.
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- Kelley, Brooks Mather (1999-01-01). Yale: A History. Yale University Press. ISBN 0300078439.
- "Yale Finding Aid Database : Guide to the Francis Gordon Brown Papers".
- "YALE'S FAMOUS CAPTAIN DEAD - Francis Gordon Brown, Football Guard in 1897-1900, Dies of Diabetes. - Obituary - NYTimes.com". 11 May 1911.
- "Yale Endowments".
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