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BROWN, Thomas Eliel

Brown, Tom Card

Full Name:

 

Thomas Eliel BROWN
Nickname:

 

Brownie
Birthday:

 

December 5, 1936
Position(s) Played :

 

Right Guard, Middle Linebacker
Years & Teams Played:

 

1958 – 1960 University of Minnesota,

1961 – 1967 BC Lions

Jersey Number:

 

69
Started My Football Career:

 

In a sandlot, Minneapolis Parks Board

and the US Navy

HomeTown:

 

Albert Lea, Minnesota
Grey Cups:

 

1964
Career Accomplishments:

 

During his 1960 US football career Brown was the most decorated & celebrated lineman in the history of American college football

 

1962, 1963 All-Western & All-Canadian Linebacker

1964 All-Western & All-Canadian Middle Guard

1963, 1964 Schenley Most Outstanding Lineman Award

1964 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy (Western Division MVP)

Best Canadian Moment in Career:

 

Playing with the BC Lions and being the Schenley Lineman of the Year for two consecutive seasons
Favourite Football Story:

 

Too many to tell!
Toughest Opponent Player:

 

George Reed – Saskatchewan
Favourite CFL Player:

 

Still good friends
Favourite Coach:

 

Bud Grant
Career after Football:

 

Sales
Life After Football:

 

Outdoor adventurist
Special Message to the Fans:

 

Think only the best…be only the best!

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