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Tom Brown (American football, born 1940)


Tom Brown (American football, born 1940)

Tom Brown
No. 40, 21
Date of birth: (1940-12-12) December 12, 1940
Place of birth: Laureldale, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Maryland
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 3 / Pick: 20
(By the Buffalo Bills)
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28
As player:
Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins
Career stats
Playing stats at

Thomas William Brown (born December 12, 1940) is a former National Football League and Major League Baseball player. He also played college football for the University of Maryland.

American football

Brown played defensive back for the Green Bay Packers from 1964–1968 and for the Washington Redskins during the 1969 season. He intercepted a last-ditch pass in the end zone by quarterback Don Meredith, preserving the Packers' 34-27 victory in the 1966 NFL title game over the Dallas Cowboys. He finished his career with 13 interceptions and six fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. He played in the first two Super Bowls while with the Green Bay Packers. He also returned 27 punts and 7 kickoffs.


Brown played outfield and first base for the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball in 1963. A switch hitter who threw left-handed, Brown batted a meek .147 in 61 games and 118 at bats for the Senators, with 17 hits, one home run and four runs batted in. He played two seasons (1963–1964) of minor league baseball in the Senators' farm system with the York White Roses of the Class AA Eastern League; in 470 at bats, he batted .223 with eight home runs and 47 RBI.

Personal life

He now owns a little league in Salisbury, Maryland for children ages 5–12 for football, baseball, and basketball called Tom Brown's Rookie League. The league is open to many ages. The sports included in the league are flag football, baseball and basketball.

External links

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