|Born:||December 12, 1962|
|High school:||Marion High School|
|College:||Memphis / Arkansas State|
|NFL Draft:||1986 / Round: 8 / Pick: 201|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics|
Leonard Ray Brown Jr. (born December 12, 1962) is an American football coach and former offensive lineman who served as the offensive line coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for The University of Memphis and transferred to Arkansas State University. Brown was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He also played for the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and Detroit Lions.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Early years[edit | edit source]
Following graduation from Marion High School where he started at running back, he played college football for The University of Memphis and transferred to Arkansas State University where Coach Larry Lacewell converted him to an offensive lineman.
National Football League[edit | edit source]
Brown played with the St. Louis Cardinals (His career started in 1986), the Washington Redskins, the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions. He announced his retirement January 14, 2006 after 20 seasons, the same day he started a playoff game for the Redskins. He is one of the oldest players to start a playoff game at the age of 43.
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]
San Francisco 49ers[edit | edit source]
Brown was hired as offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers for the 2010 season.
Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]
Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]
On February 14, 2018, Brown was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their offensive line coach.
Coaching tree[edit | edit source]
NFL head coaches under whom Ray Brown has served:
- Dick Jauron, Buffalo Bills (2008–2009)
- Perry Fewell, Buffalo Bills (2009) Interim
- Mike Singletary, San Francisco 49ers (2010)
- Jim Tomsula, San Francisco 49ers (2010) Interim
- Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers (2011–2017)
- Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals (2018)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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- Carolina Panthers bio
- Buffalo Bills bio
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball.com
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