Gordon Brown

Brown in Yale uniform
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Date of birth: (1879-09-06)September 6, 1879
Place of birth: New York, New York
Career history
* 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.

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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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