Robert Stanford Brown (born December 8, 1941), nicknamed "The Boomer" is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1964 through 1973. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the 1964 NFL draft. He played for the Eagles from 1964 to 1968, the Los Angeles Rams from 1969 to 1970, and the Oakland Raiders from 1971 to 1973. He played college football at Nebraska. Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
|Born:||December 8, 1941|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||280 lb (127 kg)|
|High school:||Cleveland (OH) East Tech|
|NFL Draft:||1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2|
|AFL draft:||1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1973|
|Player stats at PFR|
Brown was drafted in the first round (second overall) of the 1964 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. The contract he signed with the team had a $100,000 signing bonus. After his rookie season in 1964, Brown was named the NFL Rookie of the Year. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1966 during his five-season career with the Eagles.
After asking for a trade from the Eagles, Brown was sent to the Los Angeles Rams in a five-player trade on May 12, 1969. The Eagles traded Brown, along with cornerback Jim Nettles, to the Rams in exchange for offensive tackle Joe Carollo, guard Don Chuy and defensive back Irv Cross.
Brown was traded by the Rams to the Oakland Raiders, along with two draft picks, in exchange for offensive tackle Harry Schuh and cornerback Kent McCloughan on June 23, 1971. During the 1971 season, he was one of five eventual Pro Football Hall Of Fame offensive linemen on the field for Oakland at the same time (with Art Shell, Gene Upshaw, Jim Otto and Ron Mix).
Brown was named All-Pro during five of his ten seasons with the Eagles, Rams and Oakland Raiders. Named the NFL/NFC offensive lineman of the year by the NFLPA three times (1968-1970), Brown was also chosen to play in six Pro Bowls, three with the Eagles, two with the Rams, and once with the Raiders.
Bob is a male given name or a hypocorism, usually of Robert, and sometimes a diminutive of Bobby. It is most common in English speaking countries such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
It most likely originated from the hypocorism Rob, short for Robert. Rhyming names were popular in the Middle Ages, so Richard became Rick, Hick, or Dick, William became Will, Gill, or Bill, and Robert became Rob, Hob, Dob, Nob, or Bob.In 1960 nearly 3,000 babies in the United States were given the name Bob compared to fewer than 50 in 2000.List of people with surname Brown
Brown is a common English-language surname derived from the color brown as a personal feature. This list provides links to biography of people who share this common surname, organized by area of endeavor.
1963 College Football All-America Team consensus selections
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Italics denotes players who have been voted in but not yet inducted.