Brown was one of the first big, mobile linemen

Updated: June 10, 2004, 6:09 PM ET
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Hall of Famer Rosey Brown, one of three offensive tackles named to the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team and a 27th-round draft choice of the New York Giants who went to nine Pro Bowls, died Wednesday at his home in New Jersey, apparently of a heart attack. He was 71.

Brown and guard Jim Parker, another member of the 75th Anniversary team, were contemporaries in the '50s and '60s and the first two strictly offensive linemen elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Parker, primarily a ...

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