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Bill Brown

William Dorsey Brown

Position: RB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 228 lbs.

Born: June 29, 1938 in Mendota, IL
High School: Mendota Twp.
College: Illinois   (school history)    (Brown college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round (20th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the New York Titans in the 6th round (45th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 73 (473rd overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 11, 2014 4:25PM
All-Time Rank: #530. Brian Waters… #531. Rodney Harrison… #532. Rich Gannon… #533. BILL BROWN… #534. Dave Brown… #535. Russ Washington… #536. Eric Metcalf… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1961 23 CHI 38 14 22 81 0 20 3.7 5.8 1.6 2 6 3.0 0 13 0.1 0.4 87 0 2 1
1962 24 MIN 30 14 34 103 0 15 3.0 7.4 2.4 10 124 12.4 1 29 0.7 8.9 227 1 1 2
1963 25 MIN FB 30 14 13 128 445 5 21 3.5 31.8 9.1 17 109 6.4 2 30 1.2 7.8 554 7 7 6
1964* 26 MIN FB 30 14 14 226 866 7 48 3.8 61.9 16.1 48 703 14.6 9 64 3.4 50.2 1569 16 9 16
1965* 27 MIN FB 30 14 12 160 699 6 40 4.4 49.9 11.4 41 503 12.3 1 47 2.9 35.9 1202 7 9 12
1966 28 MIN FB 30 14 14 251 829 6 33 3.3 59.2 17.9 37 359 9.7 0 56 2.6 25.6 1188 6 4 9
1967* 29 MIN FB 30 14 14 185 610 5 29 3.3 43.6 13.2 22 263 12.0 0 43 1.6 18.8 873 5 3 7
1968* 30 MIN FB 30 14 14 222 805 11 32 3.6 57.5 15.9 31 329 10.6 3 57 2.2 23.5 1134 14 6 13
1969 31 MIN FB 30 12 12 126 430 3 30 3.4 35.8 10.5 21 183 8.7 0 27 1.8 15.3 613 3 3 7
1970 32 MIN FB 30 14 7 101 324 0 18 3.2 23.1 7.2 15 149 9.9 2 17 1.1 10.6 473 2 3 6
1971 33 MIN fb 30 14 6 46 136 2 23 3.0 9.7 3.3 10 94 9.4 0 36 0.7 6.7 230 2 0 2
1972 34 MIN 30 14 0 82 263 4 19 3.2 18.8 5.9 22 298 13.5 4 76 1.6 21.3 561 8 4 6
1973 35 MIN 30 14 2 47 206 3 21 4.4 14.7 3.4 5 22 4.4 1 7 0.4 1.6 228 4 2 2
1974 36 MIN 30 14 19 41 0 11 2.2 2.9 1.4 5 41 8.2 0 21 0.4 2.9 82 0 3 1
Career 194 108 1649 5838 52 48 3.5 30.1 8.5 286 3183 11.1 23 76 1.5 16.4 9021 75 56 90
13 yrs MIN 180 108 1627 5757 52 48 3.5 32.0 9.0 284 3177 11.2 23 76 1.6 17.7 8934 75 54 89
1 yr CHI 14 0 22 81 0 20 3.7 5.8 1.6 2 6 3.0 0 13 0.1 0.4 87 0 2 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1961 23 CHI 38 14 4 54 0 19 13.5 141
1963 25 MIN FB 30 14 13 3 105 1 78 35.0 659
1964* 26 MIN FB 30 14 14 5 68 0 23 13.6 1637
1972 34 MIN 30 14 0 3 37 0 27 12.3 598
1973 35 MIN 30 14 2 3 35 0 18 11.7 263
1974 36 MIN 30 14 3 19 0 19 6.3 101
Career 194 108 21 318 1 78 15.1 9339
13 yrs MIN 180 108 17 264 1 78 15.5 9198
1 yr CHI 14 0 4 54 0 19 13.5 141

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1961 23 CHI 38 14 0 2 1 0 0
1962 24 MIN 30 14 0 1 1 0 0
1963 25 MIN FB 30 14 13 0 7 2 0 0
1964* 26 MIN FB 30 14 14 0 9 4 0 0
1965* 27 MIN FB 30 14 12 0 9 3 0 0
1966 28 MIN FB 30 14 14 0 4 1 0 0
1967* 29 MIN FB 30 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
1968* 30 MIN FB 30 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
1969 31 MIN FB 30 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
1970 32 MIN FB 30 14 7 0 3 0 0 0
1972 34 MIN 30 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
1973 35 MIN 30 14 2 0 2 0 0 0
1974 36 MIN 30 14 0 3 1 0 0
Career 194 108 0 56 17 0 0
13 yrs MIN 180 108 0 54 16 0 0
1 yr CHI 14 0 0 2 1 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1966 28 MIN FB 30 14 14 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1968* 30 MIN FB 30 14 14 1 1 100.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 3.0 3.0 0.2 79.2
Career 194 108 1 2 50.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1.5 3.0 0.0 56.2 0 0 1.50 1.50 0.0
13 yrs MIN 180 108 1 2 50.0 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 1.5 3.0 0.0 56.2 0 0
1 yr CHI 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1962 24 MIN 30 14 1 1 6
1963 25 MIN FB 30 14 13 5 2 1 8 48
1964* 26 MIN FB 30 14 14 7 9 16 96
1965* 27 MIN FB 30 14 12 6 1 7 42
1966 28 MIN FB 30 14 14 6 6 36
1967* 29 MIN FB 30 14 14 5 5 30
1968* 30 MIN FB 30 14 14 11 3 14 84
1969 31 MIN FB 30 12 12 3 3 18
1970 32 MIN FB 30 14 7 2 2 12
1971 33 MIN fb 30 14 6 2 2 12
1972 34 MIN 30 14 0 4 4 8 48
1973 35 MIN 30 14 2 3 1 4 24
Career 194 108 52 23 1 76 456
13 yrs MIN 180 108 52 23 1 76 456
1 yr CHI 14 0 0
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jonathan Linton, Don Hardeman, Earl Gros, Willie Rodgers, Charlie Justice, Charlie Evans, Moses Denson, Larry Centers, Perry Lee Dunn, Dale Atkeson
4 Dan Reeves, Ron Waller, Andy Johnson, Terdell Middleton, Cleveland Gary, Mark van Eeghen, Steve Slaton, Dominic Rhodes, Joe Morris, Stephen Davis
5 John Cappelletti, Vic Washington, Stephen Davis, Charlie Smith, Art Malone, Antowain Smith, Norm Bulaich, Andy Johnson, Dexter Bussey, Dave Hampton
6 Jim Braxton, Charlie Smith, Cookie Gilchrist, Lynn Chandnois, Vic Washington, John David Crow, Reggie Bush, DeAngelo Williams, Paul Hornung*, Wilbur Jackson
7 Jim Braxton, Les Josephson, John David Crow, Dick Bass, Wilbur Jackson, Joe Dawkins, Charlie Smith, Tommy Mason, Calvin Hill, John Riggins*
8 Les Josephson, John David Crow, Sam Cunningham, Calvin Hill, Jim Nance, James Jones, Rickey Young, Preston Carpenter, Larry Centers, Antowain Smith
9 John David Crow, Ted Brown, Jim Nance, Les Josephson, Duce Staley, Gerald Riggs, Calvin Hill, Preston Carpenter, Tony Galbreath, Larry Centers
10 John David Crow, John Henry Johnson*, Alex Webster, Ted Brown, Calvin Hill, Gerald Riggs, Terry Allen, Preston Carpenter, Antowain Smith, John Williams
11 John Henry Johnson*, Gerald Riggs, John David Crow, Calvin Hill, Alex Webster, Ted Brown, Preston Carpenter, Antowain Smith, Tony Galbreath, Ken Willard
12 John David Crow, John Henry Johnson*, Gerald Riggs, Calvin Hill, Preston Carpenter, Ronnie Harmon, Tony Galbreath, Ken Willard, John Williams, Ted Brown
13 John David Crow, John Henry Johnson*, Calvin Hill, Gerald Riggs, Preston Carpenter, Ronnie Harmon, Tony Galbreath, John Williams, Ken Willard, Freeman McNeil
14 John David Crow, John Henry Johnson*, Calvin Hill, Gerald Riggs, Preston Carpenter, Ronnie Harmon, Tony Galbreath, John Williams, Ken Willard, Freeman McNeil
Career John David Crow, John Henry Johnson*, Gerald Riggs, Eric Metcalf, Terry Allen, Ronnie Harmon, Tony Galbreath, Ken Willard, Ted Brown, Keith Byars

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 32 14 RB 59 48
1971 33 14 RB 35 69
1972 34 14 RB 104 33
1973 35 14 RB 47 64
1974 36 14 RB 8 120
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