Tom Brown (guard)

Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. He played collegiately at the University of Minnesota,[1] and won the Outland Trophy in 1960 as the nation's best lineman.[2] He played professional football with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, and was made a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984.[3] Brown was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame[4] in 2003.

Tom Brown
No. 69
Born:December 5, 1936 (age 82)
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight251 lb (114 kg)
AFL draft1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted byNew York Titans
NFL draft1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 108
Drafted byBaltimore Colts
Career history
As player
19611967BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1962, 1963, 1964
CFL West All-Star1962, 1963, 1964
Awards1960 NCAA championship
1960 Outland Trophy
1960 UPI Lineman of the Year
1963 Most Outstanding Lineman
1964 Most Outstanding Lineman
1964 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Career stats


  1. ^ Mike Ricci (September 15, 2010). "1960 National Champions: Tom Brown". Minnesota Football. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Outland Trophy Winners.Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ "Tom Brown". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  4. ^ "Another Golden Gopher Tunnels Into CFHOF with Tom Brown's Enshrinement". Retrieved December 29, 2010.
1959 NFL Draft

The 1959 National Football League draft had its first four rounds held on December 1, 1958, and its final twenty-six rounds on January 21, 1959. Both sessions were held at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia.

1960 College Football All-America Team

The 1960 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1960. The six selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1960 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (4) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (5) the Sporting News, and (6) the United Press International (UPI).

Seven players, including 1960 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino of Navy, and College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Mike Ditka of Pitt and Bob Lilly of TCU, were unanimously named first-team All-Americans by all six official selectors.

1963 American Football League draft

The 1963 American Football League draft was held in Dallas on Saturday, December 1, 1962.The Kansas City Chiefs drafted as the Dallas Texans, as their relocation would take place a few months later. With the first overall selection, they took Buck Buchanan, a defensive tackle from Grambling in Louisiana. The NFL draft was held two days later in Chicago.

Indianapolis Colts draft history

This is a list of NFL Draft selections by the Indianapolis Colts. The first draft that the current incarnation of the Colts franchise participated in was 1953, in which they made halfback Billy Vessels of Oklahoma their first ever selection.

List of unanimous All-Americans in college football

The College Football All-America Team is an honorific college football all-star team compiled after each NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) season to recognize that season's most outstanding performers at their respective positions. There are several organizations that select their own All-America teams. Since 1924, the NCAA has designated selectors whose teams are used to determine "consensus" and "unanimous" All-Americans. Any player who is named to the first team by at least half the official selectors for a given season is recognized as being a consensus All-American. A player on the first team of every official selector is recognized as being a unanimous All-American. Since 2002, the five selectors designated by the NCAA for this purpose are the Associated Press (AP), the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF).Unanimous All-Americans are considered "elite, the cream of the crop from any particular season." Many are later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and many also go on to have successful professional football careers. From 1924 to 2000, 364 players were unanimous selections at least once. Thus, only a handful of players—if any—each season receive the honor. The first player to do so was Red Grange, star halfback for the Illinois Fighting Illini, who received first-team honors from all six major selectors in 1924.As of the end of 2018 Division I FBS season, Oklahoma has had the most unanimous All-America selections of any school, with 35, followed by Alabama and Notre Dame with 34 each. Eighty-four schools have had at least one unanimous All-America selection. The most recent All-America team, the 2018 team, consisted of eight unanimous selections.


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