An All-America guard at Nebraska, Bob Brown was drafted in the first round in 1964 by both the Eagles and the Denver Broncos of the then-rival AFL. Here he’s being congratulated by Bobby Waltson (l), Eagles scout, and Billy Joe (r), Broncos fullback.
Choosing the senior circuit, Brown began his impressive pro football career in the “City of Brotherly Love.”
An aggressive blocker, the 6-4, 280-pound Brown used his size and strength to neutralize hard-charging pass rushers.
Brown also had a large intimidating factor. His physical style often left his opponents with aching ribs on Monday morning.
In 1969, after five consecutive all-league seasons with the Eagles, the behemoth lineman was traded to Los Angeles. That year the Rams offensive line set an NFL record for protecting the passer.
From 1971-1973, Brown lent his services to the Oakland Raiders alongside players such as Jim Otto, Gene Upshaw and Art Shell.
Brown was named All-NFL seven of his 10 seasons in the NFL. He was also chosen to play in six Pro Bowls – three with the Eagles, two with the Rams, and one final time with the Raiders.
Here Bob battles fellow Hall of Famer Deacon Jones.
Brown was more than happy to recount his feelings after learning of his induction into the Hall at a press conference in Hawaii before the 2004 Pro Bowl.
Brown (m) joins fellow classmates Carl Eller (l) and John Elway (r) as they are honored at the 2004 Pro Bowl.