Bill Brown

William Dorsey Brown
Born: June 29, 1938
Mendota, IL USA
Position: RB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 228
College: Illinois
High School: Mendota Township (Mendota, IL)
Career: 1961-1974
Drafted: 1961 in Round 2, #20 overall by the Chicago Bears
Drafted: 1961 in Round 6, #45 overall (AFL) by the New York Titans

Bill Brown played from 1961 to 1974 during his career with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. Brown ran for 5,838 yards in his career on 1,649 attempts, scoring 52 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 286 passes for 3,183 yards and 23 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1966NFL Minnesota Vikings100.
1968NFL Minnesota Vikings11100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1961NFL Chicago Bears22813.720 0
1962NFL Minnesota Vikings341033.015 0
1963NFL Minnesota Vikings1284453.521 5
1964NFL Minnesota Vikings2268663.848 7
1965NFL Minnesota Vikings1606994.440 6
1966NFL Minnesota Vikings2518293.333 6
1967NFL Minnesota Vikings1856103.329 5
1968NFL Minnesota Vikings2228053.632 11
1969NFL Minnesota Vikings1264303.430 3
1970NFL Minnesota Vikings1013243.218 0
1971NFL Minnesota Vikings461363.023 2
1972NFL Minnesota Vikings822633.219 4
1973NFL Minnesota Vikings472064.421 3
1974NFL Minnesota Vikings19412.211 0
Totals164958383.548 52


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1961NFL Chicago Bears263.013 0
1962NFL Minnesota Vikings1012412.429 1
1963NFL Minnesota Vikings171096.430 2
1964NFL Minnesota Vikings4870314.664 9
1965NFL Minnesota Vikings4150312.347 1
1966NFL Minnesota Vikings373599.756 0
1967NFL Minnesota Vikings2226312.043 0
1968NFL Minnesota Vikings3132910.657 3
1969NFL Minnesota Vikings211838.727 0
1970NFL Minnesota Vikings151499.917 2
1971NFL Minnesota Vikings10949.436 0
1972NFL Minnesota Vikings2229813.576 4
1973NFL Minnesota Vikings5224.41
1974NFL Minnesota Vikings5418.221 0
Totals286318311.176 23

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1961NFL Chicago Bears45413.519 0
1963NFL Minnesota Vikings310535.078 1
1964NFL Minnesota Vikings56813.623 0
1972NFL Minnesota Vikings33712.327 0
1973NFL Minnesota Vikings33511.718 0
1974NFL Minnesota Vikings3196.319 0
Totals2131815.178 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1962NFL Minnesota Vikings010006
1963NFL Minnesota Vikings52100048
1964NFL Minnesota Vikings79000096
1965NFL Minnesota Vikings6100042
1966NFL Minnesota Vikings6000036
1967NFL Minnesota Vikings5000030
1968NFL Minnesota Vikings11300084
1969NFL Minnesota Vikings3000018
1970NFL Minnesota Vikings0200012
1971NFL Minnesota Vikings2000012
1972NFL Minnesota Vikings44000048
1973NFL Minnesota Vikings31000024

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1961NFLChicago Bears140
1962NFLMinnesota Vikings140
1963NFLMinnesota Vikings1413
1964NFLMinnesota Vikings1414
1965NFLMinnesota Vikings1412
1966NFLMinnesota Vikings1414
1967NFLMinnesota Vikings1414
1968NFLMinnesota Vikings1414
1969NFLMinnesota Vikings1212
1970NFLMinnesota Vikings1412
1971NFLMinnesota Vikings148
1972NFLMinnesota Vikings140
1973NFLMinnesota Vikings140
1974NFLMinnesota Vikings140


1964 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1965 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1968 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)