K-State NFL Greats – Larry Brown

K-State NFL Greats – Larry Brown

Running back Larry Brown played at K-State in 1967 and 1968 after transferring from Dodge City Community College.  He didn’t have spectacular numbers at K-State, rushing for 282 yards and a touchdown on 50 carries in 1967 and 402 yards and a touchdown on 111 carries in 1968.  It was still good enough to get him drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 8th round of the 1969 NFL draft.

Larry played eight seasons in the NFL, cracking the thousand yard rushing barrier twice.  He rushed for 1,125 yards in 1970 and 1,216 yards in 1972.  He was a four time pro bowler, making the Pro Bowl every year from 1969 to 1972.  He was a two-time first team All-Pro (1970 and 1972) and was the NFL MVP in 1972.

Brown’s career was cut short due to injury and his jersey number 43, while not officially retired, has not been issued to any Redskins player since his retirement.  Brown is also a member of the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.  According to my records Larry Brown is the only Kansas State player to win the NFL MVP award.

Here’s a link to Larry’s NFL career stats on Pro Football Reference.

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