Lawrence Raymond Brink (born September 12, 1923) is a former American football defensive lineman who played seven seasons in the National Football League.
Early life and educationEdit
Brink was born in Milaca, Minnesota on September 12, 1923, to Garrett and Anna (Ruis) Brink. He attended Foley High School in Foley, Minnesota. After military service in World War II, Brink went to Northern Illinois University, where he played college football for the Huskies from 1945 to 1947. He played with three other future NFL players on the 1946 team that won the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship, with an 8–2–0 record. The team went on to the Turkey Bowl, losing to Evanston in the Huskies' first post-season game. He graduated in 1948 with a B.S. in education. In 1978, Brink was one of the charter inductees of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame.
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- ↑ "NIU greats Bork, Fletcher to be honored at Western Illinois game," September 4, 1996, p. 9, Daily Herald, accessed May 25, 2008
- ↑ "Board of Trustees Minutes - 1952". UIHistories Project. pp. 688. http://uihistoriesproject.chass.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/rview_browsepdf?REPOSID=8&ID=8246&pagenum=687. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
- ↑ Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame, accessed May 25, 2008