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Pete Brewster

Pete Brewster
Brewster on a 1955 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1930-09-01) September 1, 1930
Place of birth: Portland, Indiana
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 2 / Pick 21
(By the Chicago Cardinals)
Organizations
As player:
1952-1958
1959-1960
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 2
Career stats
Playing stats at

Darrel "Pete" Brewster (born September 1, 1930) is a former American football end, coach, and collegiate football and basketball player.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Coaching career 3
  • After football 4

College career

Brewster played football and basketball at Portland High School, located in Portland, Indiana. After high school, he went to Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, on a basketball scholarship, playing for Ray Eddy. He also played varsity football as a Boilermaker for Head Coach Stuart Holcomb. .

Professional career

Brewster was selected in the 2nd round (21st overall) in the 1952 NFL Draft. In his first season with the Cleveland Browns, he filled in on both defense and offense. He became the team's first-string offensive left end during his second season and was the team's second-ranking pass receiver during the 1953 season. He was selected for Pro Bowl honors in 1955 and 1956 at the tight end position. After seven seasons with the Browns, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for two seasons.

Coaching career

Following the completion of his playing career, Brewster was a receivers coach with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings, earning a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV.

After football

Brewster retired from football and now lives in Peculiar, Missouri on the outskirts of Kansas City. He is enshrined in the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.


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