Allen Brown


High School Career

Natchez (MS) High School (1958-1961)

• Lettered in football, basketball and track

• Second team All Big Eight Conference end (’60)

• First team All Big Eight Conference end (’61)


College Career

University of Mississippi (1961-1964)

• National Champions (Litkenhous ratings; ranked #3 nationally); SEC Champions (’62)

• Named All-SEC Sophomore team

• Sugar Bowl win over Arkansas on January 1, 1963

• SEC Champions (ranked #7 nationally) (’63)

• First team All-SEC, Associated Press (’63)

• Second team All-SEC, UPI (’63)

• Sugar Bowl loss to Alabama on January 1, 1964

• First Team All America by Associated Press, Time magazine, The Sporting News and Playboy magazine (’64)

• First Team All-SEC, Associated Press & UPI (’64)

• Co-captain of team (’64)

• Bluebonnet Bowl loss to Tulsa (’64)

• Blue-Gray Game (’64)

• Senior Bowl (’65)

• College All-Star Game (’65)


Pro Career

Green Bay Packers (1965-1967)

• NFL Career totals: 19 games, 3 receptions for 43 yards, 1 kickoff return for 13 yards

• Drafted in 3rd round by San Diego (AFL) and Green Bay (NFL)

• Injured College All-Star Game; Did not play (’65)

• Member first two Super Bowl Championship Teams (’66, ‘67)

• Severely injured near end of season and subsequently retired (’67)


Honors and Special Recognition

• Allen Brown Day Natchez, MS (’64)

• Inducted Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame (’89)

• Named Legend of SEC Football (’04)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (’10)


Did You Know?

One of eleven children, Brown wanted to sign with nearby LSU but his brothers and Ole Miss assistant coach Ray Poole, also from the Homochitto, MS community, convinced him to become a Rebel.


In six college and professional seasons, Brown played on 1 college national championship team and two Super Bowl championship teams. His roommate with the Packers was future Alabama and Kentucky head coach Bill Curry. Allen was coached by two Hall of Famers: Johnny Vaught (Ole Miss) and Vince Lombardi (Green Bay).