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Celebrating the Lifetime of UD Hall of Famer Jack Brown

Jack Brown was born October 24th, 1902 and nearly 20 years later he began his football career at UD. He played football at UD from 1922-1926. He was a lineman for the Flyers, playing center, guard and tackle, depending on the game. After he graduated he played for the Dayton Triangles Professional Football Team for three seasons, appearing in 14 games.

After his football career came to an end he came back to UD to become an administrator. He received the Special Services Award, an award given to UD faculty and staff. Jack is also a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association and donated, along with his two brothers, the Abraham Lincoln Association collection at Roesch Library at UD. The collection is something they were very passionate about because they were very interested in Abraham Lincoln himself along with the Civil War and any military cemeteries associated with the Civil War. Jack passed away in 1987 at the age of 85.

You can visit Jack’s gravesite located in section 1 Lot 34.

Listen to the attached audio file for a short clip on the life of Jack Brown. 03 Jack Brown

Information compiled from files at UD Archives, UD Sports Information Directory and Dayton Daily News Archives.

1 Comment

  • Charles Chamberlain Posted May 16, 2019 1:14 am

    When I started work at UD as Director of Personnel in 1976, Jack’s office was directly across the hall from mine. I remember Jack as a very affable gentleman who told me of his interest in Civil War graveyards. He also told me that when he was a young boy his walk to school took him past Orville Wright’s workshop and he would often stop in and talk with Mr. Wright. I don’t remember his telling me about playing with the Dayton Triangles and I didn’t know that until I just ran across this article today (5/15/19)

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