American Football Database
Tom Brown
Date of birth: (1936-12-05) December 5, 1936 (age 85)
Place of birth: Albert Lea, Minnesota
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): DL/LB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
College: Minnesota
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted by: New York Titans
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 108
Drafted by: Baltimore Colts
 As player:
1961-1967 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1962, 1963, 1964
CFL West All-Star: 1962, 1963, 1964
Awards: 1960 NCAA championship
1960 Outland Trophy
1960 UPI Lineman of the Year
1963 Most Outstanding Lineman
1964 Most Outstanding Lineman
1964 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1984
College Football Hall of Fame

Tom Brown (born December 5, 1936) is a former professional Canadian football player, and a former outstanding American college football player. He played collegiately at the University of Minnesota,[1] and won the Outland Trophy in 1960 as the nation's best lineman.[2] He played professional football with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, and was made a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984.[3] Brown was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame[4] in 2003.


  1. Mike Ricci (September 15, 2010). "1960 National Champions: Tom Brown". Minnesota Football. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  2. Outland Trophy Winners.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
  3. Canadian Football Hall of Fame.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.
  4. Another Golden Gopher Tunnels Into CFHOF with Tom Brown’s Enshrinement.Retrieved on December 29, 2010.