Tom Brown was one of the all-time greatest offensive and defensive linemen ever to wear the Maroon and Gold. The Minneapolis Central High School graduate made his mark by winning the coveted Outland Trophy in 1960, recognizing him as the best lineman in the country. Coach Murray Warmath compared him to a "rolling boulder" for his unique ability to open holes for the Gopher ball carriers. In 1960, his senior year, the Gophers tied for the Big Ten title, were voted national champions and went to the Rose Bowl. The defensive unit, led by the "Rock of Gibraltar," allowed only 88 points that entire season. Brown's Herculean strength was legendary, and his ability to blast holes in opposing defensive lines made him an easy pick for the Big Ten MVP. In addition, he was also named as a first-team All-American, and even finished as runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting - the closest a lineman has ever come to winning the award. "Brownie," who also starred on the track team as a shot-putter and discus thrower, went on to get drafted by the NFL's Baltimore Colts as well as the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League. Brown chose the latter and in 1964 he led the Lions to the Grey Cup championship where he was named the team's MVP. He would win one more Grey Cup during his tenure in B.C. before having to retire permanently due to a neck injury in 1967. Brown was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
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Minnesota Beats No. 24 Maryland 89-75
2/22/2017 - M. Basketball
Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Minnesota beat struggling No. 24 Maryland 89-75 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.
Home Events Round-Up: Feb. 23-26
2/22/2017 - General Release
Don't miss the upcoming home competitions for your favorite Gopher teams on campus this week.
Gophers Host Border Battle Finale
2/22/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
The No. 4 Gophers return to Mariucci Arena this weekend to take on No. 19 Wisconsin in a Border Battle series between the top two programs in the Big Ten.