BILL BROWNGame 125 | September 18, 1964
Rip Hawkins, Bill Brown
Hawkins was the second draft pick of the new Minnesota Vikings (after Tommy Mason). A linebacker from North Carolina, he became an immediate starter and played with the team for its first five years. Brown, a running back out of Illinois, was an NFL running back for 14 seasons, 13 of them as a Viking. Nicknamed “Boom Boom," he holds the Vikings record for most games played by a running back and ranks third in rushing yardage behind Robert Smith and Chuck Foreman.
Game 158 | March 5, 1968
Making his second Dunkers appearance, Brown talked about sharing time in the Vikings backfield with Dave Osborn and how there was less tension on the team after Bud Grant succeeded Norm Van Brocklin as head coach. A favorite of fans and coaches alike, Brown was to play with the Vikings until he retired after the 1974 season.