BRUCE BROWN, Class of 1964

BROWN_Bruce_1991_1984BRUCE BROWN
Class of 1964
Inducted in 1991

One of the truly versatile athletes of the 1960’s, Bruce Brown went on to an outstanding football career at NCAA Division I Small College Power Tampa University.

First as a pass-catching end, then as a speedy, elusive running back, Bruce was one of the offensive leaders for Coach Ray Riddick’s Red Raider Eleven in 1962–1963. As a senior in 1963 Bruce, Team Co-Captain, was named the team’s Outstanding Back. He also was Co-Captain of the Greater Lowell All-Stars in the annual Lowell Sun Charities Contest against the Greater Lawrence All-Stars in 1964.

In track and field Bruce was a standout Sprinter/long Jumper, equaling the state record of 9.8 seconds in the 100-yard Dash and setting a record 22′ 5 1/2″ in the long Jump.

Upon graduation, Bruce spent his freshman year at the University of Miami before transferring to Tampa University as a sophomore. During his three-year career at Tampa, Bruce was an outstanding running back, receiving numerous honors for his efforts, culminating in his selection to play in the annual North-South Shriner All-Star Game in Miami in 1970.

After graduation, Bruce was a member of the New York Jets until a leg injury curtailed his playing career.

Induction Year: 1991
Graduation/Class Year: 1964
Gender: Male
LHS Sports Played: Football, Track and/or Cross Country
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Living/Deceased: Living
College: Tampa University, University of Miami
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Professional/International/Olympic Sports: Played for New York Jets
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Other: Member of the New York Jets until a leg injury curtailed his playing career

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