Pete Brown, ALL AMERICAN CENTER, Dies at 70

Pete Brown was a two time All-American center for the Yellow Jackets during the early 1950's. "The best football team that I coached," said Bobby Dodd of his 1952 squad that recorded a perfect 12-0 season and beat Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl. The Jackets were voted number one by the International News Service but finished second to Michigan State in the AP and UPI polls.

                                        FOOTBALL

ATLANTA (AP) - Pete Brown, an All-America center on two undefeated Georgia Tech football teams, died Tuesday of complications from brain cancer. He was 70.

Brown played on the 1951 team that was 11-0-1 and the 1952 team that finished 12-0 and shared the national championship with Michigan State.

He played briefly with the San Francisco 49ers before a shoulder injury ended his career.

Funeral services are planned for Friday at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe.

Brown was named to the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. He retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.


GoJackets.com Top Stories