Former defensive lineman Roger Brown, a famed member of the “Fearsome Foursomes” for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams in the 1960’s, passed away at the age of 84 early Friday morning.
The cause of death was not disclosed.
Through his 10-year NFL career from 1960-69 (seven seasons with Detroit, three with Los Angeles), Brown logged 78 sacks, six Pro Bowl appearances and two All-Pro selections. Despite these impressive figures, the superstar defensive tackle was never inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact, he was never a finalist or even a semifinalist to get his name in Canton.
While this is no doubt an all-time snub from the Hall, Brown’s football legend will still live on forever.