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Elected in 1975, the second class of inductees … a 1956 Nyack H.S. graduate… during an outstanding 10-year career in the National Football League, which ended in 1969, Brown, a 300-pound defensive tackle, was named All-Pro four times, played in the Pro Bowl six times, and was chosen the NFL Lineman of the Year in 1962 … the defensive front four of both teams he played with, the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams, gained the nickname “Fearsome Foursome.” … with the Lions, he was joined by Alex Karras, Darris McCord and Sam Williams … the Rams’ front line was even more well-known, with the likes of Brown, Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones and Lamar Lundy … in high school, Brown was an unstoppable 245-pound fullback who led the Rockland PSAL in scoring in the 1954 and 1955 seasons … Brown was a standout in other sports as well while at Nyack … he was a Rockland and Section 9 champion in wrestling and in track and field as a discus thrower … Brown also starred on the gridiron in college at Maryland State … he is also a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.