Lions’ Fearsome Foursome legend Roger Brown dies at 84
Legendary Detroit Lions defensive tackle Roger Brown passed away Friday at the age of 84.
The team put out a video tribute honoring Brown:
Lions Legend Roger Brown
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 17, 2021
Owner Sheila Ford Hamp put out this statement:
“Roger Brown will always hold a special place in our team’s history. A member of the Lions’ esteemed ‘Fearsome Foursome’ of the 1960s with Alex Karras, Darris McCord and Sam Williams, Roger’s career accomplishments solidify his legacy alongside some of the all-time greats of our game. I am happy we were able to induct Roger into the Pride of the Lions in 2018 to ensure that his contributions to the Lions will never be forgotten. We are deeply saddened to learn of his passing, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Kay, and the entire Brown family.”
As a member of the Fearsome Foursome, Roger Brown went to five consecutive Pro Bowls and was named First-Team All-Pro in 1962 and 1963. After seven seasons in Detroit, Brown went to the Los Angeles Rams and made one last Pro Bowl in 1967, making it six in a row dating back to his other streak.
Brown recorded double-digit sacks in four seasons, with a career-high 14.5 coming in 1964. He totaled 78.0 sacks in his 10-year career and never missed a game.