TIM BROWN

TIM BROWN

Class of 2015
Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Punt Returner >>> 6-0, 195
(Notre Dame)
1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Heisman Trophy Winner … Selected by Raiders in 1st round (6th player overall) of 1988 draft … Set Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, and punt return yards … At time of retirement his 14,934 receiving yards were second-highest total in NFL history; 1,094 receptions were 3rd; and 100 touchdown catches were tied for 3rd … Total of 19,682 combined net yards, 5th all-time at time of retirement … Voted to Pro Bowl nine times … Born July 22, 1966 in Dallas, Texas.

Tim Brown proved to be everything that the Los Angeles Raiders had hoped for after selecting the Heisman Trophy winner out of Notre Dame in the first round, sixth overall, of the 1988 NFL Draft. Over the next 17 seasons, all but one year spent with the Raiders in Los Angeles and later Oakland, Brown developed into one of the greatest receivers of his era.

He managed to haul in 43 receptions and score 5 TDs as a rookie but it was as a kick returner that he received accolades. Brown was named first-team All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl after leading the NFL in kickoff returns (41 for 1,098 yards, 26.8 average, and 1 TD) and setting a rookie record for combined net yards.

Brown suffered a season-ending injury in the opener the following year. He returned in 1990 and was used mostly as a punt returner but also caught a combined 103 catches over the next three seasons. Then, in 1993, he had a breakout year as he registered 80 catches for 1,180 yards and 7 touchdowns. He followed that with back-to-back 89-catch seasons and recorded 90 receptions in 1996. All the while, he continued to be a productive punt returner for the team.

Starting in 1993, Brown recorded nine straight 1,000-yard seasons and 10 consecutive years with 75 or more catches. His best season came in 1997, a year in which he became the Raiders’ all-time receiving leader. He caught 104 catches for 1,408 yards to win the NFL receiving title. He set a team record with seven 100-yard games and tied a NFL mark with five games with 150-plus yards receiving. Brown was named to the Sporting News’ All-Pro team that season. He also enjoyed his seventh of nine Pro Bowl berths.

Brown was named first-team All-AFC six times – once as a kick returner, once as a punt returner, and four times at wide receiver. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

He retired after one final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 as the third all-time leading receiver with 1,094 receptions for 14,934 yards, and 100 touchdowns. At the time he also ranked fifth in career combined net yardage with 19,682 yards.


Year Team G No. Yds. Avg. TD No. Yds. Avg. TD No. Yds. Avg. TD
1988 L.A. Raiders 16 43 725 16.9 5 49 444 9.1 0 41 1,098 26.8 1
1989 L.A. Raiders 1 1 8 8 0 4 43 10.8 0 3 63 21 0
1990 L.A. Raiders 16 18 265 14.7 3 34 295 8.7 0 - - - -
1991 L.A. Raiders 16 36 554 15.4 5 29 330 11.4 1 1 29 29 0
1992 L.A. Raiders 15 49 693 14.1 7 37 383 10.4 0 2 14 7 0
1993 L.A. Raiders 16 80 1,180 14.8 7 40 465 11.6 1 - - - -
1994 L.A. Raiders 16 89 1,309 14.7 9 40 487 12.2 0 - - - -
1995 Oakland 16 89 1,342 15.1 10 36 364 10.1 0 - - - -
1996 Oakland 16 90 1,104 12.3 9 32 272 8.5 0 1 24 24 0
1997 Oakland 16 104 1,408 13.5 5 - - - - 1 7 7 0
1998 Oakland 16 81 1,012 12.5 9 3 23 7.7 0 - - - -
1999 Oakland 16 90 1,344 14.9 6 - - - - - - - -
2000 Oakland 16 76 1,128 14.8 11 - - - - - - - -
2001 Oakland 16 91 1,165 12.8 9 6 111 18.5 1 - - - -
2002 Oakland 16 81 930 11.5 2 10 55 5.5 0 - - - -
2003 Oakland 16 52 567 10.9 2 - - - - - - - -
2004 Tampa Bay 15 24 200 8.3 1 6 48 8 0 - - - -
Career Total: 255 1,094 14,934 13.7 100 326 3,320 10.2 3 49 1,235 25.2 1
 
Additional Career Statistics: Rushing: 50-190, 1 TD; Two-Point Conversions: 1

Championship Games

1990 AFC – Buffalo Bills 51, Los Angeles Raiders 3
Brown did not start at wide receiver but did play in the game. He had two receptions for 17 yards and one punt return for five yards.

2000 AFC – Baltimore Ravens 16, Oakland Raiders 3
Brown started at wide receiver. He had five receptions for 48 yards.

2002 AFCOakland Raiders 41, Tennessee Titans 24
Brown started at wide receiver. He had nine receptions for 73 yards and one fumble.

Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXVII – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21
Brown started at wide receiver. He had one reception for nine yards and one fair catch on a punt return.

All-Pro: 1988KR (PFWA, SN, PW) • 1997 (SN)

All-Pro Second Team: 1997 (AP)

All-AFC: 1988KR (PW) • 1991PR (PW) • 1993 (UPI, PW) • 1994 (PW) • 1995 (UPI, PW) •
1997 (PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1994 (UPI) • 1996 (UPI)

KR Honored as Kick Returner PR Honored as Punt Returner All other honors as Wide Receiver

(9) – 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000*, 2002

* Did not play

(at time of his retirement following 2004 season)

• [1st] Most Combined Net Yards Gained, Rookie Season – 2,317
• [2nd] Most Receiving Yards, Career – 14,934
• [2nd] Most Fair Catches on Punts, Career – 162
• [2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Receiving – 9
• [3rd] Most Pass Receptions, Career – 1,094
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons, 50 or More Pass Receptions – 11
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Games with a Pass Reception – 179 (1993-2004)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 100

Pro Bowl Records

• [2nd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 408
• [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 137 (1997)
• [3rd] Longest Reception – 80 (from Mark Brunell, Jax, 1997)

Raiders records held by Brown
(Records through the 2003 season, Brown's final season with Oakland)

• [1st] Most Seasons Active – 16
• [1st] Most Games, Career – 240
• [1st] Most Consecutive Seasons Active – 16
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 104
• [1st] Most Pass Receptions, Career – 1,070
• [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 14,734
• [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,408 (1997)
• [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 99
• [1st] Most Pass Receptions, Season – 104 (1997)
• [1st] Most Pass Receptions, Game – 14 (vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 21, 1997)
• [1st] Most Punt Returns, Career – 320
• [1st] Most Punt Return Yards, Career – 3,272
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games, 100 or More Yards Receiving in a Game – 3 (1999)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Career – 3
• [Tied for 1st] Most Punt Return Touchdowns, Game – 1 (at Cincinnati, Nov. 24, 1991; vs. Seattle, Dec. 12, 1993; vs. Kansas City, Dec. 9, 2001)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Kick Off Return Touchdowns, Season – 1 (1988)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Kick Off Return Touchdowns, Game – 1 (vs. San Diego, Sept. 4, 1988)
• [2nd] Longest Punt Return – 88 (vs. Kansas City, Dec. 9, 2001)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Kick Off Return Yards, Season – 1,098 (1988)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Pass Receptions, Game – 12 (vs. Dallas, Nov. 19, 1995)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Receptions, Game – 3 (Aug. 31, 1997)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Kick Off Return Touchdowns, Career – 1
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Kick Off Returns, Game – 7 (vs. Seattle, Nov. 28, 1988)

• [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Season – 1,344 (1999)
• [3rd] Most Kick Off Return Yards, Game – 178 (vs. Seattle, Nov. 28, 1988)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Pass Receptions, Game – 11 (vs. Denver, Jan. 2, 1994; vs. San Diego, Sept. 22, 1996; vs. Kansas City, Sept 8, 1997; vs. N.Y. Jets, Oct. 24, 1999)

Postseason Records

• [1st] Longest Pass Reception – 86 (at Buffalo, Jan. 15, 1994)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Pass Receptions, Game – 9 (vs. Tennessee, Jan. 19, 2003)
• [3rd] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 526

NFL Statistical Championships
Pass Receiving Titles: 1997
Kickoff Return Title: 1988

AFC Statistical Championships
Pass Receiving Titles: 1997
Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
Kickoff Return Title: 1988

Team Statistical Championships
Pass Receiving Titles: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Punt Return Titles: 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Kickoff Return Title: 1988

All titles with Oakland Raiders

• 1990s All-Decade Team

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1988 Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 (3rd)
1989 Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 (3rd)
1990 Los Angeles Raiders 12 4 0 (1st)
1991 Los Angeles Raiders 9 7 0 (3rd)
1992 Los Angeles Raiders 7 9 0 (4th)
1993 Los Angeles Raiders 10 6 0 (2nd)
1994 Los Angeles Raiders 9 7 0 (3rd)
1995 Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 (5th)
1996 Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 (4th)
1997 Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 (4th)
1998 Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 (2nd)
1999 Oakland Raiders 8 8 0 (4th)
2000 Oakland Raiders 12 4 0 (1st)
2001 Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 (1st)
2002 Oakland Raiders 11 5 0 (1st)
2003 Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 (3rd)
2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 (4th)
Full Name: Timothy Donell Brown

Birthdate: July 22, 1966

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

High School: Woodrow Wilson (Dallas, TX)

Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 31, 2015

Other Members of the Class of 2015: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Bill Polian, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, Ron Wolf

Pro Career: 17 seasons, 255 games

Drafted: 1st round (6th player overall) in 1988 by Los Angeles Raiders

Uniform Number: 81

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