Date of Birth
University of Florida (1981-1984)
Lomas Brown remains one of the most noted blockers in SEC history. He becomes the ninth Gator player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He led Florida to three-straight bowl berths, including a victory in the 1983 Gator Bowl. Brown was named Florida’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1983. During all four seasons of his career, the Gators beat the in-state rival, Florida State. In 1984, he was awarded the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top blocker in the SEC, while anchoring an offense that helped three different backs each gain nearly 700 rushing yards. Brown returned to Florida during the NFL offseason to complete his bachelor’s degree in 1996. Selected with the sixth overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 1985 NFL Draft, Brown played 18 seasons in the pros with the Lions (1985-95), Arizona Cardinals (1996-98), Cleveland Browns (1999), New York Giants (2000-01) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002). The seven consecutive Pro Bowl selection appeared in two Super Bowls, retiring a champion after helping the Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII.
- 1984 Consensus All-America
- 1984 ll-Conference
Class of 2020