Ray Brown (American football, born 1936)

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Ray Brown
No. 17
Position: Defensive back, Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Died: December 25, 2017(2017-12-25) (aged 81)
Gautier, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenville (MS)
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 36
Games started: 12
Fumble recoveries: 4
Interceptions: 13
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Raymond Lloyd "Ray" Brown (September 7, 1936 – December 25, 2017) was a professional American football defensive back in the National Football League. After playing college football for the Ole Miss Rebels, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 5th round (50th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the Baltimore Colts (1958–1960), and was a member of their back-to-back world championships in 1958 and 1959.[1][2]

In 1962, Brown graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal.[3] He then clerked for a year for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark.[4] Brown died on December 25, 2017, in Gautier, Mississippi, at age 81.[5]


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/BrowRa21.htm
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/players/raybrown/profile?id=BRO595884
  3. ^ Brown & Buchanan law firm bio of Raymond L. Brown (2016). Retrieved 2016-8-16.
  4. ^ Landon, Michael (2006). The University of Mississippi School of Law: A Sesquicentennial History. Jackson, MS: Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 131. ISBN 1578069181, ISBN 978-1578069187.
  5. ^ Ex-Sugar Bowl MVP Raymond Brown dies in Mississippi

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