Ray Brown
No. 17     
Defensive back, quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
Place of birth: Clarksdale, Mississippi
Date of death: December 25, 2017(2017-12-25) (aged 81)
Place of death: Gautier, Mississippi
Career information
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 5 / Pick: 50
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Baltimore Colts ( 1958 1960)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL Champion (1958, 1959)
Games played     36
Games started     12
Fumble recoveries     4
Interceptions     13
Stats at
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Raymond Lloyd Brown (September 7, 1936 – December 25, 2017) was a professional American football defensive back in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the Ole Miss Rebels, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the fifth round (50th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the Baltimore Colts (1958–1960), and was a member of their back-to-back world championships in 1958 and 1959.[1][2]

In 1962, Brown graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal.[3] He then clerked for a year for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark.[4] Brown died on December 25, 2017, in Gautier, Mississippi, at age 81.[5]


  3. Brown & Buchanan law firm bio of Raymond L. Brown (2016). Retrieved 2016-8-16.
  4. Landon, Michael (2006). The University of Mississippi School of Law: A Sesquicentennial History. Jackson, MS: Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 131. ISBN 1578069181, ISBN 978-1578069187.
  5. Ex-Sugar Bowl MVP Raymond Brown dies in Mississippi

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