Class of 2017
Tim Brown
Gale Sayers Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Brown is one of the greatest collegiate and professional wide receivers to ever play the game. After his 1987 Heisman Trophy winning season at Notre Dame, Tim was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 6th overall pick of the 1988 NFL Draft. Tim spent sixteen years with the Raiders, during which he established himself as one of the League’s most prolific wide receivers. Tim’s play led him to be named to nine Pro Bowl teams and his 1,094 career receptions ranks 5th in NFL history. Tim currently works as a host on Sirius Radio’s NFL and College Football pregame and recaps. He now resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children. Tim Brown is heavily involved in the “9-1-1 for Kids” program which teaches children emergency preparedness, as well as serving as an ambassador to the President’s Physical Fitness Council on Behalf of Reebok.

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