Danny Brabham
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Personal information
Born:(1941-02-25)February 25, 1941
Magnolia, Mississippi, U.S.
Died:January 22, 2011(2011-01-22) (aged 69)
Prairieville, Louisiana, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Greensburg (LA)
AFL draft:1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Danny Brabham (February 25, 1941 – January 22, 2011) was an American football player who played collegiately at linebacker for the University of Arkansas, and for six seasons in the American Football League (AFL) for the Houston Oilers and the Cincinnati Bengals.[1]

Brabham died in his home in Prairieville, Louisiana, on January 22, 2011.[2] He was one of at least 345 NFL players to be diagnosed after death with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), caused by repeated hits to the head.[3][4]

See also


  1. ^ "Danny Brabham Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ Former Hog Brabham Dies
  3. ^ "The driving force behind Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)". Concussion Legacy Foundation. Retrieved July 2, 2023.
  4. ^ Ken Belson and Benjamin Mueller (June 20, 2023). "Collective Force of Head Hits, Not Just the Number of Them, Increases Odds of C.T.E. The largest study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy to date found that the cumulative force of head hits absorbed by players in their careers is the best predictor of future brain disease". The New York Times. Retrieved July 2, 2023.