Rosey Brown

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Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played offensive tackle for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, he was drafted by the Giants out of Morgan State in 1953 after being noticed by the Giants in the Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper that named him to their 1952 Black All-American team. On the offensive line, Brown pass blocked for quarterbacks Charlie Conerly and Y.A. Tittle and run blocked for backs like Alex Webster and Frank Gifford. Despite his 6'3", 255-pound frame, Brown was very quick on his feet which was very unusual for his era.

Brown was named to the Pro Bowl a total of nine times and helped the Giants win the NFL Championship in 1956.

Following the 1965 season, Brown retired, suffering from chronic phlebitis. He became the Giants' assistant offensive line coach in 1966 and was promoted to offensive line coach in 1969. He remained with the Giants organization in the scouting department for many years.

He died at his home in Mansfield Township, New Jersey on June 9, 2004 at the age of 71.

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