Former Packers TE Allen Brown dies at 76

Injuries hampered his short stint for Lombardi’s mid-‘60s teams

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Tight end Allen Brown, who was property of the Packers for three injury-riddled years, died Monday at age 76, following a lengthy illness, The Natchez Democrat reported.

Selected by the Packers in the third round of the 1965 NFL Draft, Brown injured his shoulder at the College All-Star camp, underwent surgery and missed the entire season. He played in five games in 1966 before undergoing knee surgery and missing the remainder of the season. Still troubled by knee problems in 1967, Brown played sparingly in 14 games, but was injured in the season finale and underwent surgery to have his spleen removed.

Brown retired in June 1968. In all, he played in 19 games for the Packers and caught three passes.

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