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Gordon Brown
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Brown in Yale uniform
Yale BulldogsNo.
Guard Graduate
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Date of birth: (1879-09-06)September 6, 1879
Place of birth: New York, New York
Career history
 College(s):
* Yale (1897–1900)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1897, 1898, 1899, 1900)

Francis Gordon "Skim" Brown (September 9, 1879 – May 10, 1911) was an American college football player. He played for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University from 1897 to 1900.[1] In 1900, he captained the Yale football team which was referred to as the "Team of the Century".[2] He was also an academic leader of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

BiographyEdit

Brown was born in New York City, September 6, 1879, to Francis Gordon Brown, Sr. and Julia Noyes Tracy.[3]

After his college career, he entered the banking business, before he died from diabetes at age 31.[4] He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He is the namesake of the Gordon Brown Memorial Prize.[5]

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