Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Timmy Brown - HB

Timmy Brown played for the Eagles for 8 seasons (1960-67) and was their starting halfback for 5 seasons. He also was a kick returner from 1960-67, and punt returner from 1960-64.

He was signed as a free agent before the 1960 season, after being cut by the Packers after his rookie season.

Brown was quite prolific as a kick returner, leading the NFL twice in returns, return yards, and return touchdowns. In 1961 one of his TDs was a 105-yard return, longest in the NFL.

In 1963 he also attempted 3 passes, completing 1 for an 11-yard touchdown.

Timmy made the Pro Bowl in '62, '63, and '65.

In his final season with the Birds (1967), Brown only started 4 of his 7 games, and missed 7 games due to injury. After the season he was traded to the Colts for cornerback Alvin Haymond.

I have all 4 of Brown's Philly Gum cards (1964-67).

After football, Brown became an actor, and appeared in the M*A*S*H movie and a few of the early TV episodes. On the TV show, he played "Spearchucker Jones", the role played by Fred "The Hammer" Williamson in the movie.

Where's Waldo Tim?

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