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Tay Brown


Raymond Clay Brown

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



Compton, CA


University of Southern California (1930-1932)


All-America tackle Raymond "Tay" Brown captained the 1932 Trojan squad which produced Hall of Fame coach Howard Jones' only perfect season at Southern California. USC finished 10-0 that year, including a 35-0 drubbing of coach Jock Sutherland's Pittsburgh Panthers in the Rose Bowl. Brown was a member of USC's national championship teams in 1931 and 1932. The first-team All-America set a Los Angeles Coliseum record of blocking four kicks in one game. He served as the head basketball coach and assistant football coach at the University of Cincinnati 1934-1937, and later guided Compton Junior College to four Little Rose Bowl invitations while posting a 140-33-9 record at that school.


Height 6'0

Weight 204

Career Highlights

  • 1932 First Team All-America
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