|Born:||June 1, 1955|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||223 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Palestine (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||1977 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Brown attended Palestine High School. He only played one year of high school football, because his mother did not allow him to play before his senior season. He was a fullback and running back, on a team that finished with a 1-9 record.
He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Houston. As a freshman he played at tight end and defensive end. He was injured during most of his sophomore (knee) and junior (shoulder) seasons.
Brown was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft, who saw him as an above average athlete and wanted to play him at outside linebacker. As a rookie, he was considered the fastest defensive player on the team and also set the rookie power clean lift record of 315 pounds.
In 1979, he was slowed by a groin injury. In 1980, he had a chance to earn the starting strongside linebacker job after Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson was waived, but he was passed over by Mike Hegman. Hegman dislocated his elbow in the wild card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams, which gave him a chance to start in the next two playoff games. He was one of the core special teams players during his first 4 seasons.
After experiencing recurring neck problems and visiting with doctors, he was subsequently diagnosed with a narrow spinal column condition (cervical spinal stenosis), which forced him to announce his early retirement on July 11, 1983. He was replaced in the starting lineup with Anthony Dickerson.
Brown was the oldest son in a family of 10 siblings. He works in the fire protection industry and founded the company Guy Brown Fire & Safety, Inc. in 1982.
He was one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Football League, alleging that it failed to adequately respond to the serious health risks posed by concussions and other repeated head traumas suffered during games.
- "Former NFL player Guy Brown presents Super Bowl 50 football to Palestine High School". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
- "Guy Brown Living In Dream World With Dallas". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
- "Cowboys bank on untested Brown". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
- "Brown Awaits Test Findings". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
- "Cincinnati sacks Lindy Infante; Brown says lawsuit may follow". Retrieved April 30, 2020.
- "Guy Brown Biography". Retrieved April 30, 2020.