NFL Super Bowl Champion, Packers Legend Dies
An NFL Super Bowl champion and Packers legend died on Monday.
Former tight end Allen Brown passed away this week following what has been described as a “lengthy” illness. He was 76 years old.
Brown was a member of Ole Miss in the early 1960s and earned three letters between 1962 and 1964.
In 1964, he got a first-team All-America nod from multiple outlets.
According to a statement released by Ole Miss following Brown’s death, he was an integral member of the Rebels’ 1960s teams and overall history.
We lost a great one today.
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) January 27, 2020
“During his three-year varsity career, Brown was more than a blocking tight end as he caught 51 passes for 584 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 11.5 yards per reception,” Ole Miss noted in a statement.
“He led the team in receptions and pass receiving yards (16-221) during his 1963 junior season. He also had two career kickoff returns for 21 yards and blocked a punt against Tennessee, which led to a touchdown.”
After his time at Ole Miss, Brown was selected by Green Bay in the third round of the 1965 NFL Draft.
He went on to win two championships with the organization before his eventual retirement due to injuries.