Former Eagle Timmy Brown dies at 82

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A member of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL Champions has died.

The team announced the death of Timmy Brown. Brown, who was 82, played running back and returned kicks for the Eagles from 1960 until 1967.

Brown ran 850 times for 3,703 yards, caught 231 passes for 3,346 yards and scored 55 offensive touchdowns while in Philadelphia. He also returned five kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns during his time with the team.

The 62 overall touchdowns rank sixth in franchise history. Brown was a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time second-team All-Pro.

“In those years, the Eagles didn’t have too many [good] players,” former Cowboys defensive tackle Bob Lilly said of Brown, via the Eagles website. “We’d spend the whole week talking about how we had to stop Brown and he’d still find a way to hurt us either by running the ball or returning a kick. I can’t tell you how many times I thought I had him and wound up tackling nothing but air.”

Brown opened his career with the Packers in 1959, but only lasted one game in a backfield that also included Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor. He finished his NFL career with the Colts in 1968 and took part in Super Bowl III.

Our condolences go out to Brown’s family and friends on their loss.

12 responses to “Former Eagle Timmy Brown dies at 82

  1. RIP & condolences to your family. I was too young to appreciate you, but as a lifetime Eagles fan, I appreciate what you did for the Birds.

  2. He also played Captain Oliver Harmon “Spearchucker” Jones in 6 season 1 episodes of M*A*SH as well as Cpl. Judson in the MASH movie.


  3. RIP Mr. Brown, and condolences to his family. I remember him, although I was 13 years old at the time and just coming into my own as a Packer fan. Hornung and Taylor were awesome, and it would have been hard to break into that backfield. Taylor is still my favorite Packer of all time though.

  4. Lombardi said the worst cut he ever made was when he released Tim Brown after one game. Packers also gave the Eagles Jim Ringo, well before he was finished.

  5. RIP Mr. Brown. You aere a great Philadelphia Eagle, and you will be missed.

    Condolences to family and friends.

  6. concretechuckles says:
    April 7, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    He also played Captain Oliver Harmon “Spearchucker” Jones in 6 season 1 episodes of M*A*SH as well as Cpl. Judson in the MASH movie.


    Yep. And he also made an appearance on the Mary Tyler Moore show!

    He took a nasty hit versus the Cowboys in the mid-60s and was never the same after that, but it’s what really sparked the rivalry between the two teams…at least on the Philly side. We never forgave the Cowboys for that one.

    RIP Mr. Brown. We loved ya!

  7. Ironic that I just got through reading a book about Lombardis first year with the pack and he was a major focal point. Like another poster said , it was his biggest mistake letting him go. Probably cost them the NFL tittle in 1960 and 1963.

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