Six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Roger Brown dies at 84


Roger Brown, a six-team Pro Bowl selection in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 84.

His cause of death was not announced.

Brown, born in Virginia, played collegiately at Maryland-Eastern Shore before being drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 1960 draft. He played seven seasons with the Lions (1960-66), followed by three with the Los Angeles Rams (1967-69).

He also was a first-team All-Pro selection in 1962 and ’63 and made his final Pro Bowl squad with the Rams in 1967.

“Roger Brown will always hold a special place in our team’s history,” Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp said in a statement. “A member of the Lions’ esteemed ‘Fearsome Foursome’ of the 1960s with Alex Karras, Darris McCord and Sam Williams, Roger’s career accomplishments solidify his legacy alongside some of the all-time greats of our game.”

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