Christmas Day was a difficult day for the family of an ex-college football star and NFL champion. Raymond Brown, who previously played for Ole Miss and two NFL championship teams, sadly passed away at his home on Monday, December 25th.
News about his passing was not released until days later.
Brown was 81 years old at the time of his death, reported Clarion Ledger. However, no cause of death was given.
Brown was a star in Oxford, Mississippi. When he played as a quarterback and a defensive back for Ole Miss, he received the MVP title of the 1958 Sugar Bowl, according to USA Today.
In his hometown, he was considered a legend, stated Sun Herald.
After his college football career, he spent three seasons as a defensive back and a punter in the NFL. He played with the then Baltimore Colts, who went all the way to the championship in 1958 and 1959.
Following his short, yet successful NFL career, he graduated from law school.
Please keep Raymond Brown’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers. In other recent news, authorities released the cause of the deadly NYC fire.