Otto Brown

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Otto Brown
No. 31, 21
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1947-01-12)January 12, 1947
Tallahassee, Florida
Died: December 5, 2006(2006-12-05) (aged 59)
Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Tallahassee (FL) FAMU Developmental Research
College: Prairie View A&M
Undrafted: 1969
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Otto Brown (January 12, 1947 – December 5, 2006) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played college football at Prairie View A&M University.

Early years[edit]

Brown attended Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, where he practiced football and baseball. He accepted a football sholarship from Prairie View A&M University under head coach Hoover J. Wright.

He played as a running back, before being converted into a cornerback. He also was a punt return specialist. He received the Thomas Burton Award for the school's athlete having the highest grade average in science.

He missed his senior season, after being dismissed from Prairie View A&M following an incident of burned campus buildings, in response to the killing of halfback Wesley Davidson. In 1970, he filed a suit against the school arguing the violation of his civil rights.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Brown was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 1969 NFL Draft. That season, he started in the last game and the playoffs over Phil Clark at right cornerback.[2] He was released on September 10, 1970.

New York Giants[edit]

In 1970, he was signed by the New York Giants to their taxi squad, before being activated on September 23.[3] In 1971, he started 8 games at left cornerback. He was waived on September 4, 1973.[4]

The Hawaiians (WFL)[edit]

In 1974, he signed a contract with The Hawaiians of the World Football League. He was a starter at cornerback and played in 20 games, while making 3 interceptions.[5]


  1. ^ "College Sued by Pro Back". Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Landry To Take Chance". Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Otto Brown Activated". Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Glover Placed On Waivers By Giants". Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Hawaiians 17, Stars 14". Retrieved February 11, 2016.

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