American Football Database
American Football Database
Theotis Brown
File:Theotis Brown.jpg
No. 27
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1957-04-20) April 20, 1957 (age 64)
Career information
NFL Draft:1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
* St. Louis Cardinals (1979–1981)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:2046
Average per carry:3.7
Rushing touchdowns:30

Theotis Brown II (born April 20, 1957) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He played for six seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Kansas City Chiefs.[1] His football career was ended by a heart attack at age 27.[2]

Brown was raised in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School Skyline High School (Oakland, California). His locker mate during high school was the Academy Award-winning actor, Tom Hanks.[citation needed] Aside from football, Brown also played baseball at Skyline.

Nicknamed "Big Foot"[2] and "Chocolate Thunder",[3] Brown rushed for 2,914 yards (No. 7 all-time) as a UCLA Bruin from 1976–1978. He is the father of former UCLA cornerback Theotis "Trey" Brown, III. Brown has one daughter, Taylor.

On November 4, 2011, Brown was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.


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