|No. 70, 61, 72|
|Date of birth:April 17, 1936|
|Place of birth: Springfield, Massachusetts|
|Date of death: October 21, 1999(aged 63)|
|Place of death: Washington, D.C.|
|College: Michigan State|
|NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Cleveland Browns ( 1959)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Francis Joseph O'Brien (April 17, 1936 – October 21, 1999) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Cleveland Browns (1959), the Washington Redskins (1960–66) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1966–68). He played college football at Michigan State University.
O'Brien was selected in the third round (35th overall) of the 1959 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. After playing for the Browns for one season, he was traded to the Washington Redskins and played for Washington from 1960 to 1966. In 1966, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for three seasons.
After retiring from football, O'Brien owned and operated restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland, Washington, D. C., and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. These restaurants became very popular, especially with politicians and lobbyists.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fran O'Brien, 63, former Redskin known for bay area restaurants". The Baltimore Sun. October 26, 1999. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1999-10-26/news/9910260035_1_fran-o-brien-washington-redskins-marty-o-brien. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
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