Ron Brown
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-03-31) March 31, 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
(By the Cleveland Browns)
Debuted in 1984 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1991 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receptions     98
Receiving yards     1791
Touchdowns     13
Stats at
Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 4x100 m relay

Ronald James Brown (born March 31, 1961) is a former American athlete and American football wide receiver, winner of the gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He went to Arizona State University.

Brown was fourth in 100 m and ran the second leg in the American 4x100 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 37.83 at the Olympic Games held in his hometown in 1984.

After the Olympics, Brown joined the Los Angeles Rams and played there until 1989 when he moved to the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. Brown ended his football career after the 1991 season, when he played again for the Los Angeles Rams. Brown played high school football at powerhouse Baldwin Park High School in Baldwin Park, California until his senior year. He then moved to Northern California and played for Northgate High School (Walnut Creek, California)

He appeared in the 1985 team promotional video "Ram It", where he went by the name "Speedball Brown" and claimed to be the fastest man in town.


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Preceded by
Eric Dickerson
Rams Rookie of the Year Award
Succeeded by
Dale Hatcher
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