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    Tim Brown

    Hometown:
    Dallas, TX

    High School:
    Woodrow Wilson

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    Flanker

    Awards:
    Heisman Trophy '87


    10/18/2013

    The Perfect Storm

    Notre Dame's 1988 undefeated (12-0) national championship team certainly was one for the ages.

    Brown burst onto the scene as a junior with a scintillating season-ending performance in a come-from-behind upset of USC, then used back-to-back punt returns for touchdowns in an early-season '87 game against Michigan State to cement his Heisman bid. Listed as a flanker, Brown utilized his ability as a pass receiver, rusher out of a full-house backfield and punt and kickoff returner to rank third nationally in all-purpose yardage as a junior (176.5 per game) and sixth as a senior (167.9). He finished his junior campaign with 254 all-purpose yards in the 38-37 win at USC (including a 56-yard punt return that set up the winning field goal), then returned punts for 66 and 71 yards for a pair of touchdowns in an early romp over eventual Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Michigan State. Brown finished his career as Notre Dame's all-time leader in pass reception yards (2493) while also returning six kicks for touchdowns (three punts, three kickoffs). Despite constant double and triple coverage as a senior, he earned a reputation as the most dangerous player in college football. Brown was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Raiders (sixth player chosen overall) in the '88 NFL draft. He has been selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl in 1988, '91, '93, '94, '95, '96, '97, '99 and 2000.

    Brown's Statistics

    G-GSTimeRec.Yds.Avg.TDLG
    198411-4112:442834012.1129
    198510-10158:462539715.9349
    198611-10235:084591020.2584
    198711-11232:253984621.7357
    TOTAL43-35739:03137249318.21284

    TCYds.Avg.TDLG
    198411414.0014
    19854307.5118
    1986592544.3216
    1987341444.2131
    TOTAL984424.5431

    KO Ret.Yds.Avg.TDLG
    1984712117.3025
    19851433824.1193
    19862569827.9296
    19872345619.7036
    TOTAL69161323.4396

    P Ret.Yds.Avg.TDLG
    198627537.5056
    19873440111.8374
    TOTAL3647613.2374

    All-Purpose Yards (Rushing, Receiving, All Returns)

    Att.Yds.Avg./PlayTDAvg./Game
    19843647513.2143.1
    19854376517.8576.5
    1986131193714.89176.1
    1987130184714.57167.9
    TOTAL340502414.922116.8

    1987 Heisman Voting
    1. Tim Brown, Notre Dame, (1442)
    2. Don McPherson, Syracuse, (831)
    3. Gordie Lockbaum, Holy Cross, (657)
    4. Lorenzo White, Michigan State, (632)
    5. Craig Heyward, Pittsburgh, (170)
    6. Chris Spielman, Ohio State, (110)
    7. Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State, (99)
    8. Gaston Green, UCLA, (73)
    9. Emmitt Smith, Florida (70)
    10. Bobby Humphrey, Alabama (63)

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