Former NFL running back Timmy Brown has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL running back Timmy Brown has passed away. He was 82.

He passed away on Saturday. An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

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“Timmy Brown was an all-time great Eagle and one of the most dynamic multipurpose players of his era,” Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said. “He overcame many obstacles in his life to enjoy success both as an athlete and as an entertainer. A three-time Pro Bowler and member of our 1960 NFL Championship team, Timmy excelled as a running back and return specialist with his incredible athleticism and signature versatility.

“He was one of the most exciting players to watch during his career. Those who knew him well have said they will remember him for his outgoing, uplifting personality and the connections he built with his teammates and the community. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.”

Brown spent eight seasons playing for the Eagles from 1960-1967. He also played one game with the Green Bay Packers in 1959.

He ended his career with the Baltimore Colts in 1968.

With the Eagles, he appeared in 96 games, including 67 starts. He had 850 carries for 3,703 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Brown also had 231 receptions for 3,346 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns.

In his NFL career, he has appeared in 108 games, including 67 starts. All of the starts in his career came with the Eagles.

Brown had 889 carries for 3,862 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns. He also had 235 receptions for 3,399 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns.

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