Otto Brown
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Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-01-12)January 12, 1947
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Date of death: December 5, 2006(2006-12-05) (aged 59)
Place of death: Dallas, Texas
Career information
College: Prairie View A&M
Undrafted in 1969
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1969)
Career highlights and awards
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Otto Brown (January 12, 1947 – December 5, 2006) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played college football at Prairie View A&M University.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Brown attended Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, where he practiced football and baseball. He accepted a football scholarship from Prairie View A&M University under head coach Hoover J. Wright.

He played as a running back, before being converted into a cornerback. He also was a punt return specialist. He received the Thomas Burton Award for the school's athlete having the highest grade average in science.

He missed his senior season, after being dismissed from Prairie View A&M following an incident of burned campus buildings, in response to the killing of halfback Wesley Davidson. In 1970, he filed a suit against the school arguing the violation of his civil rights.[1]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

Brown was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1969 NFL Draft. That season, he started in the last game and the playoffs over Phil Clark at right cornerback.[2] He was released on September 10, 1970.

New York Giants[edit | edit source]

In 1970, he was signed by the New York Giants to their taxi squad, before being activated on September 23.[3] In 1971, he started 8 games at left cornerback. He was waived on September 4, 1973.[4]

The Hawaiians (WFL)[edit | edit source]

In 1974, he signed a contract with The Hawaiians of the World Football League. He was a starter at cornerback and played in 20 games, while making 3 interceptions.[5]

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