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BROWN, Thomas Eliel

Brown, Tom Card

Full Name:


Thomas Eliel BROWN




December 5, 1936
Position(s) Played :


Right Guard, Middle Linebacker
Years & Teams Played:


1958 – 1960 University of Minnesota,

1961 – 1967 BC Lions

Jersey Number:


Started My Football Career:


In a sandlot, Minneapolis Parks Board

and the US Navy



Albert Lea, Minnesota
Grey Cups:


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:


Life After Football:


Outdoor adventurist
Special Message to the Fans:


Think only the best…be only the best!
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