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Encyclopedia > Ed Brown (quarterback)
Ed Brown (quarterback)
Date of birth October 26, 1928
Place of birth Charlotte, NC
Position(s) QB, P
College San Francisco
NFL Draft 1952 / Round 6
Pro Bowls 2
Statistics
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Team(s)
1954-1961
1962-1965
1965
Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers
Baltimore Colts

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Prior to the NFL

Brown went to high school in San Luis Obispo, CA and Hartnell College in Salinas, CA. He played for the University of San Francisco Dons through 1951. 1951, his senior year, he quarterbacked the Dons to an undefeated 9-0 season, but the team did not receive a Bowl invitation, largely due to racism towards the black players on the team. Despite the increasing integration of college and pro football, the major bowls that year did not select teams that had black players, or they asked the teams to not bring their black players. The Dons refused to send a white-only squad, so they were snubbed. The 1951 Dons featured Ollie Matson and Burl Toler, both superb players who happened to be african-american. Matson played with great success in the NFL and made the NFL Hall of Fame. Toler went on to become the first black official in the NFL. The 1951 Dons are sometimes considered the greatest collection of players ever on one college team. Besides Matson, Toler, and Brown, the Dons had Gino Marchetti (future hall of famer), Bob St. Clair (future hall of famer), Dick Stanfel (NFL all-pro), and five other players who made the NFL. In addition, the Dons' head coach Joe Kuharich went on to coach in the NFL and the Dons' athletic news director (publicist) was none other than Pete Rozelle. Despite their great success (or maybe because of it), USF discontinued its football program after the 1951 season due to the high cost of running a top-notch football team. The city of San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (also SLO) is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. Luis is pronounced as Lewis. ... Hartnell College is a 2-year community college in Salinas, California. ... Salinas is the county seat of Monterey County, California. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... Ollie Matson (born 1930 - ) was a running back who played for 14 seasons from 1952, 1954 to 1966. ... Burl Toler Burl Toler was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 24 seasons from 1965 to 1989. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Gino John Marchetti (born January 2, 1927 in Smithers, West Virginia) is a former NFL Defensive End who played from 1952 - 1964 and 1966 for the Dallas Texans and the Baltimore Colts. ... Bob St. ... Joseph Lawrence Kuharich(April 14, 1917-January 25,1981) was a noted football coach. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ...


NFL Career

Chicago Bears Years

Brown was drafted by George Halas' Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 1952 NFL draft. For some yet undetermined reason, Brown did not play in 1952 or 1953. He is not listed by the NFL in military service, although that may be the reason. Brown began playing in 1954 as the third string quarterback for the Bears, behind George Blanda and Zeke Bratkowski. In 1955, with Bratkowski in the military, Brown beat out Blanda for the starting job and led the Bears to an 8-4 record and a very close second place finish to the Los Angeles Rams. Brown developed a reputation as a long-ball throwing, downfield quarterback, connecting often with Harlan Hill, who led the league with 9 touchdown receptions. Brown had his finest season in 1956, playing for new Bears' head coach Paddy Driscoll (Halas was still owner and GM and would soon return as coach). Brown led the league that year in passing, completing 96 of 168 passes for 1,667 yards, 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He had an amazing 9.9 yards per attempt. Hill remained his favorite target, catching 47 passes for 1,128 yards (a 24.0 yard per catch average), and 11 touchdowns. The Bears won the Western Conference with a 9-2-1 record, leading the league in rushing and scoring while finished second in rushing in rushing defense. They met the New York Giants in the 1956 championship game on December 30 in New York. The 1956 game was the second "sneakers" game in Bears-Giants history (the first was in 1934), with the Giants again gaining an advantage by switching to sneakers vice cleats on an icy field. The Giants destroyed the Bears 47-7, intercepting Brown twice, sacking him multiple times for -34 yards and shutting down Rick Casares and the Bears' running attack. The Bears completed 20 of 47 passes for only 247 yards and no touchdowns. It got so bad that the Bears abandoned the T-formation and switched to a single-wing variant in the third quarter. In 1957, the Bears appeared to still be affected by the 1956 title game, slumping to 5-7 with an anemic running attack and a mediocre year by Ed Brown. All of Brown's numbers were down from the previous season. Zeke Bratkowski got back from military service and began to challenge Brown for the quarterback job. In 1958, George Halas took back the coaching job and pushed the Bears back into second place at 8-4, one game behind the Baltimore Colts. Brown played better, throwing for 1,418 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brown again had a good year in 1959 but the Bears finished at 8-4 again, again second behind Baltimore. Brown passed for a career high 1,881 yards and 13 touchdowns. By 1960, Brown began to slow up and fall out of favor with Halas, so Bratkowski got more and more playing time. Brown completed only 40% of his passes that year as the Bears finished in fifth. In 1961, Brown was benched in favor of newly acquired Billy Wade. Throughout his years with the Bears (except 1961), Brown was their starting punter, leading the league in punts attempted in 1959 with 64. George Stanley Halas (February 2, 1895 - October 31, 1983), nicknamed Papa Bear and Mr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... George Frederick Blanda was born September 17, 1927, in the Pittsburgh suburb of Youngwood, Pennsylvania. ... Zeke Bratkowski was a quarterback in the NFL. Category: ... The St. ... John Leo Paddy Driscoll (January 11, 1895 - June 28, 1968) was an American quarterback in professional football. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... Rick Casares was a National Football League fullback for the Chicago Bears in the late 1950s. ... In American football, a T formation is an alignment used by the offensive team in which three running backs line up in a row about five yards behind the quarterback, forming the shape of a T. Numerous variations of the T formation have been developed, including the Power-T, where... In American and Canadian football, a single-wing formation is any offensive formation having exactly one wingback. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Billy Wade had a brief yet successful stint in NASCAR. He was the 1963 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, and won four consecutive races the following year. ...


With the Steelers

Before the 1962 season, Brown was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he remained a back-up, now to future Hall of Famer Bobby Layne. Brown got another chance to start in 1963 for the Steelers and, still specializing in the long-ball, had his biggest numbers, completing 168 of 362 passes for 2,982 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. The next year, 1964, Brown played his last year as a starter, throwing for 1,990 yards for the mediocre Steelers. He played one more season as a backup, was apparently traded to Baltimore at some point in the season (posting no statistics), and then retired after the 1965 season. Brown also punted for the Steelers, starting each year except his last. Brown finished with 949 completions, 1,987 attempts, 15,600 yards, 102 touchdown passes, and 138 interceptions. He rushed for 960 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career. Brown also finished with 498 punts and a 40.5 yard average per punt. Brown does hold one record of sorts -- of all quarterbacks in NFL history with more than 15,000 yards passing, he has the highest yards per completion average at 16.44. With the change to the passing game since Brown's era, this "record" is unlikely to be broken anytime soon. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... Robert Lawrence Layne was born December 19, 1926, in Santa Ana, Texas. ...


 
 

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