The Boomer | Offensive Lineman of the Hall of Fame All-1960s Team
A giant of man during the 1960s. Bob Brown was arguably one of the best offensive tackles of the NFL during the 60s decade. He was definitely one of the most aggressive. Legend has it that he actually broke a goal post with his forearm while he was with Oakland. At 6′ 3″ and usually playing between 280 and 300 pounds he was incredibly quick and agile. At Nebraska he ran a 4.8 40 and also played linebacker.
The Philadelphia Eagles made him their 1st round pick in 1964 and he became an instant starter. By 1965 he had established himself as one of the NFL’s elite offensive lineman being named All Pro that season, in 1966 and again in 1968.
After the 1968 season he requested to be traded from Philadelphia and ended up in Los Angles where he repeated as an All-Pro in 1969 and 1970. In 1971 he was traded to the Oakland Raiders and made the Pro Bowl one last time. Bob Brown finished his 10-year career as a Raider. In 2004 “The Boomer” was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.