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08/09/2015

Bettis, Brown Offer Heartfelt Remarks Upon Hall of Fame Induction

Notre Dame legends take their place among greats of the game in Canton, Ohio.

08/06/2015

Former Irish Football Greats Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown To Be Enshrined Saturday in Pro Hall of Fame in Canton

In the process Notre Dame will join USC as the two institutions with the most Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees at 12 each.

04/30/2015

2015 Notre Dame Draft Notes

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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Tim Brown
Tim  Brown

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

High School:
Woodrow Wilson

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Flanker

Awards:
Heisman Trophy [apos]87

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