The Eagles announced that former running back Timmy Brown will serve as the team’s Honorary Alumni Captain presented by Santander this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. There will be a tribute to the three-time Pro Bowl selection at halftime on the Miller Lite Flight Deck.
A running back and kick/punt return specialist, Brown played eight seasons in Philadelphia (1960-67) and is currently ranked sixth in franchise history in total yards from scrimmage (7,049), eighth in total touchdowns from scrimmage (55) and eighth in career touches (1,081). He earned back-to-back Pro Bowl nods in 1962 and 1963 after leading the NFL in all-purpose yards and ranking third in yards from scrimmage and fifth in total touchdowns in each of those two seasons.
One of the league’s all-time greats as a kick returner, the 10-year vet ranks first in team annals in career kick return yardage (4,483), touchdowns (5) and returns (169). Brown was the first player in NFL history to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in a single game when he ran two back (93 and 90 yards) against the Cowboys in 1966, a record which has not been surpassed since. In 1961, he paced all kick returners in the NFL with 811 yards on 29 returns, while setting an Eagles record with a 105-yard kick return for a touchdown against the Browns.
A native of Knightstown, Ind., Brown was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1990 and was a member of the 1960 NFL Championship team.