Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Bob "The Boomer" Brown

Bob "The Boomer" Brown


  • Position: Guard
  • School: Nebraska
  • High School: Cleveland, OH (East Technical HS)
  • Years: 1961-1963
  • Inducted: 1993
  • Place of Birth: Cleveland, OH
  • Date of Birth: Dec 08, 1941
  • Jersey Number: 64
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 260

Member Biography

Bob Brown was a big man for his time in college football, the early 1960s. He stood 6-5 and weighed 260. In his junior year, 1962, he was named all-conference guard. His pass interception with one minute to play enabled Nebraska to beat Miami in the Gotham Bowl. In his senior season, 1963, made unanimous All-America at this position. Nebraska had a 10-1 season and won its first conference championship since 1940. In the Orange Bowl against Auburn, Brown�s crushing block, which carried his man eight yards down field, opened the way for Dennis Claridge to go 68 yards for a touchdown. This was the second play of the game and helped Nebraska to a 13-7 victory. On defense, he played linebacker and had 49 tackles, a pass interception, and two fumble recoveries. Brown went to the pros, played offensive tackle, and was all-pro seven times. He played with the Philadelphia Eagles 1964-1968, Los Angles Rams 1969-1970, and Oakland Raiders 1971- 1973.