Timothy Brown is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football for Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award. He spent sixteen years with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, during which he established himself as one of the NFL’s most prolific wide receivers. His success with the Raiders organization earned him the nickname Mr. Raider.
Before his college career at Notre Dame, Brown played for Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, the same school as 1938 Heisman Trophy winner Davey O’Brien. Tim Brown didn’t start out playing football in high school; he was forbidden to play by his mother. Instead he started out in the high school band. He started playing football as a sophomore and initially hid playing from his mom. She later found out when the band leader called his house asking why he was no longer at band practice. Despite his contributions, the team fared poorly, with a 4–25–1 record over his three years as a starter. Nevertheless, Brown was heavily recruited by major colleges. His five official visits were to Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, nearby SMU and Iowa.
Brown chose the University of Notre Dame and played there from 1984–1987, earning the nickname “Touchdown Timmy.” In his first year, he set a freshman record with twenty-eight receptions. As a junior, he set a record with 1,937 all-purpose yards. Offensively he ran for 254 yards with 2 TD and caught 45 passes for 910 yards with 5 TD. During 1987, Brown caught 34 passes for 846 yards, returned 34 punts for 401 yards, rushed for 144 yards, gained 456 yards on 23 kickoff returns, and scored eight touchdowns. Brown finished his career at Notre Dame with 137 receptions for 2,493 yards, a school record 5,024 all-purpose yards, and 22 touchdowns. However, Brown’s team achieved limited success, with a 25–21 record over his four seasons, and an 0–2 record in bowl games. In the year after Brown graduated (1988), Notre Dame won the national title.
Brown made the College Football All-America Team twice and won the 1987 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first wide receiver ever to win the award. As of 2011, Woodrow Wilson High School is still the only public high school with two Heisman Trophy winners, though private schools Mater Dei and Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia since have matched the record.
In 1989, Brown and O’Brien were inducted together into Woodrow Wilson High School’s Hall of Fame when it was created in celebration of the school’s 60th Anniversary.
In January 2012 Tim received the Silver Anniversary Award in recognition of his myriad athletic and professional accomplishments from the NCAA.
Brown was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 6th pick of the 1988 NFL Draft. In his first NFL season, he led the league in kickoff returns, return yards, and yards per return average. He also led the NFL in punt returns in 1994, and receptions in 1997. He was voted to the Pro Bowl nine times, in 1988 and 1991 as a kick returner, and in 1993-97, 1999 and 2001 as a receiver. In 2001, Brown would later play alongside another well-known wide receiver, Jerry Rice. On December 9, 2001, Brown returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown in a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, making him the oldest player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a punt return. In 2002 he passed Gene Upshaw to become the Raiders’ all-time leader in games played with 224. He also set Raiders franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, and punt return yards.
On September 27, 2004, in his first game at Oakland since being signed by Tampa Bay, Brown reached 100 career receiving touchdowns, tying him (with Steve Largent) for 3rd on the NFL’s all-time career receiving touchdown list behind Jerry Rice  and Cris Carter .
In 2005, Brown signed a one-day contract with the Raiders to retire with the team. Brown retired with 14,934 receiving yards, the second-highest total in NFL history, 1,094 receptions (3rd), and 100 touchdown catches (3rd-Tied). Brown also gained 190 rushing yards, 3,320 punt-return yards, 3 fumble-return yards, and 1,235 yards returning kickoffs. This gave him a total of 19,682 combined net yards, ranking him #5 among the NFL’s all-time leaders at the time of his retirement. He also scored 105 total touchdowns.
In 2009, Brown was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 2012 inducted into the Texas Black Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced Brown as one of its 27 semifinalists, and the list will be reduced to 15 players in January 2013.
Brown will be at Dodge City of McKinney at noon on January 2nd, 2013. He is now the General Manager of the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League that plays at the Allen Event Center where Dodge City of McKinney is a proud sponsor.
Known for the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, and recently awarded by the Chrysler Corporation as the top North Texas Dealership in sales and customer service, Dodge City of McKinney is foregoing the biggest day of the year for automotive dealerships which is “Year End Close Out” and helping grant a special wish for a very special child January 2nd, 2013.
Dodge City of McKinney has joined forces with Make-A-Wish Foundation®, “The Drew Pearson Show”, and “1310 The Ticket”. The whole day will have a star-studded group of celebrities making special appearances, bands, classic cars, Video Game Theater, and great food.
The day will begin with The Ticket Live Call in Show from Dodge City of McKinney with several pieces of sports memorabilia provided for the silent auction, game tickets and other give-a-ways. This will be one of the biggest events in all of Dallas/Ft. Worth, and will provide a great time for everyone.
In addition, “The Drew Pearson Show” will have a live taping for Fox Sports Southwest, and be broadcast live on YouTube. “The Drew Pearson Show”, More Than Just Sports, is the Pre and Postgame show for the 2012 Dallas Cowboys Season. Starring the Legendary Dallas Cowboy, Drew Pearson “The Original 88” he shares real life stories of his own personal experience with the Cowboys coupled with engaging guests and informative interviews. This will be a must watch show and everyone is invited to see the show live.
The sole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Texas is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The foundation wants to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation for this great cause visit http://friends.wish.org/006-000/page/Jeff-Thompson/Let’s-…
or call Dodge City of McKinney at 972.569.9650.
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