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Ex-NFL QB Brown dies; led San Francisco to unbeaten season

Updated: August 8, 2007, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ed Brown, a former NFL quarterback and a leader of the University of San Francisco's undefeated 1951 team, has died. He was 78.

Brown died last Thursday in Kennewick, Wash., of prostate cancer, according to his daughter, Brooke Brownie.

Brown played 12 NFL seasons, including eight with the Chicago Bears and nearly four more with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the Bears' starting quarterback from 1955-59, playing in the 1956 NFL title game and earning ...

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