Pete Brown (American football)

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Pete Brown
Born:(1930-12-19)December 19, 1930
Rossville, Georgia
Died:September 4, 2001(2001-09-04) (aged 70)
Career information
Position(s)Center
Linebacker
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
NFL draft1953 / Round: 10 / Pick 118
Career history
As player
1953–1954San Francisco 49ers

Samuel Morris Brown also known as Pete Brown (December 19, 1930 – September 4, 2001) was a National Football League player for the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football[1] for the Georgia Tech football team. He graduated from Rossville High School in Rossville, Georgia.

College Team: Georgia Tech[edit]

Brown was a member of two teams that went undefeated while he was at Georgia Tech[2] - 1951 team that finished 11-0-1 - 1952 team that finished 12-0 sharing the national championship with Michigan State[3]

"He was the greatest blocker I ever saw," said Edwin Pope, former Atlanta Constitution sports writer and sports editor of the Miami Herald.[4][5]

NFL Career: San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Drafted by the 49ers in 1953, Brown's NFL career was cut short due to a shoulder injury.

Military Service[edit]

Brown served as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

Awards & Recognition[edit]

SEC All Southeastern Conference, 1951 NCAA All-American, Football, 1952 NCAA National Championship Team Member, 1952 Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, 1974 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, 1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Jack. "Pete Brown Remembered for His Loyalty to Tech". RamblinWreck.com. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ Blount, Roy (April 12, 2004). "Football Magic for the Author Following Georgia Tech's Mighty Gridiron Team was a Thrill". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ Battle, John. "Pete Brown, All American Center, Dies". 247 Sports. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ Asher, Gene (2005). Legends: Georgians Who Lived Impossible Dreams. Mercer University Press. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ "Football in the Spotlight". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Retrieved 27 June 2018.