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Tim Brown

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Current Residence: Dallas, Texas

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Home Course: Thorntree Country Club, DeSoto, Texas

NFL Career:

Los Angeles Raiders / Oakland Raiders (1988-2003); Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004)

On the Field:

- 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner (Notre Dame), first wide receiver ever to win the Heisman Trophy

- 1987 Walter Camp Award Winner

- College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009

- 9-time NFL Pro Bowler

- Holds NFL record for most consecutive seasons with at least 75 receptions (10 seasons)

- Member of NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team

- NFL rookie-season record for most combined yards gained, with 2,317 (1988).

- NFL record for consecutive seasons with at least 5 touchdowns scored (11) - shared with Marvin Harrison, Don Hutson, Cris Carter, Terrell Owens, & Jerry Rice

- NFL record for most consecutive games with more than one reception (147 games, 1993–2002)

- NFL record for being the oldest player with 12-plus receptions in a single game - (36 years, 97 days): 10/27/02 @ KC Chiefs, 13 receptions, 144 receiving yards

- NFL record for consecutive starts by a wide receiver: 176

On the Golf Course:

- 3.5 handicap

- Finished T10 in the 2012 American Century Championship

- Took up golf in mid-20s while competing in the NFL

- Brown and Raiders teammates Jerry Rice and James Jett would compete on the golf course every week during the NFL season for “The Cup.”  Competition was just as fierce on the course as it was on the football field.

About the Tim Brown Foundation

Brown is the National Chairman of Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and 911 For Kids, both associated with the Tim Brown Foundation. These efforts have helped over 5 million children and teens through mentoring and educational programs.

About Tim Brown

Tim Brown established himself as one of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history.  He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, where he won the 1987 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award.  During his 17-year NFL career, he spent 16 years with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders.  His success with the Raiders organization earned him the nicknameMr. Raider. Brown has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

At Notre Dame, Tim was a two-time All-American and earned the nickname "Touchdown Timmy." He finished his career at Notre Dame with 137 receptions for 2,493 yards, a school record 5,024 all-purpose yards, and 22 touchdowns.

In January 2012, Tim received the Silver Anniversary Award from the NCAA in recognition of his myriad athletic and professional accomplishments from the NCAA.

Tim was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 6th pick of the 1988 NFL Draft. In his first NFL season, he led the league in kickoff returns, return yards and yards per return average. He also led the NFL in punt returns in 1994, and receptions in 1997. He was voted to the Pro Bowl nine times: in 1988 and 1991 as a kick returner, and in 1993-97, 1999 and 2001 as a receiver. From 2001-2004, Tim would play alongside another well-known wide receiver, Jerry Rice. On Dec. 9, 2001, Brown returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown in a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, making him the oldest player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a punt return. In 2002, he passed Gene Upshaw to become the Raiders' all-time leader in games played with 224. He also set Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and punt return yards.

Tim was released by the Raiders before the 2004 season, and was signed shortly thereafter by the Buccaneers (coached by former Raider head coach Jon Gruden).

On Sept. 27, 2004, in his first game at Oakland since being signed by Tampa Bay, Tim reached 100 career receiving touchdowns, tying him (with Steve Largent) for 3rd on the NFL's all-time career receiving touchdown list (behind former teammate Jerry Rice [204] and Cris Carter [130]). He received a standing ovation from the Oakland Raider crowd.

In 2005, Tim signed a one-day contract with the Raiders to retire with the team. He retired with 14,934 receiving yards, the second-highest total in NFL history; 1,094 receptions (3rd), and 100 touchdown catches (T-3). Tim also gained 190 rushing yards, 3,320 punt-return yards and 1,235 yards returning kickoffs. This gave him a total of 19,682 combined net yards, ranking him No. 5 among the NFL's all-time leaders at the time of his retirement. He also scored 105 total touchdowns (100 receiving, one rushing, three punt returns and one kickoff return).

In 2009, Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.