Nov. 16, 1943 - 1997 Port Arthur, Texas
A 1962 graduate of Lincoln High School, Aaron Brown starred collegiately at the University of Minnesota, where he was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and, as a senior, was a consensus All-American selection.
Brown was a 1966 first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, and started at right defensive end for the Chiefs from 1968-72. Brown participated in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game with the team in 1969 (later known as the Super Bowl).
Due to his speed of 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, Hank Stram, coach of the Chiefs, decided to try Brown at running back, but this proved unsuccessful.
In the 1969 AFL Championship, Brown registered 2.5 sacks in the Chiefs' 17-7 victory over the Raiders. In Super Bowl IV, he had another sack and tackled Minnesota quarterback Joe Kapp, forcing him to leave the game in the 4th quarter.
He died on November 15, 1997, in Atascocita (near Houston, Texas), when he was struck from behind by a motorist after walking home one day before his 54th birthday.