Fiske Brown
Born:(1901-06-13)June 13, 1901[1]
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Died:May 30, 1978(1978-05-30) (aged 76)[2]
Brockton, Massachusetts
Career information
CollegeHarvard College
Career history
As player
Career highlights and awards

John Fiske Brown (June 13, 1901 – May 30, 1978) was an American athlete who participated in American football, wrestling and track and field. He was a competitor in all three sports at Harvard University and a consensus All-American in football.

Brown was raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and attended preparatory school at Andover where he was a member of the football, wrestling and track teams.[3][4]

As a guard for the Harvard Crimson football team, Browne was a consensus first-team selection for the 1921 College Football All-America Team.[5] He was also captain of Harvard's wrestling team and a competitor in the heavyweight class.[3][6] He was also the captain of the track and field team and a competitor in the shot put and hammer throw events.[7][8] He set a record in the hammer throw for international meets between Yale, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge with a distance of 159 feet, 4-3/4 inches.[9]


  1. ^ Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915
  2. ^ Massachusetts, Death Index, 1970-2003
  3. ^ a b "Wrestlers Elect Captain: Fiske Brown Chosen to Lead Team". Harvard Crimson. February 16, 1921.
  4. ^ "The Harvard University Register 1921-22". p. 127.
  5. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "47 Wrestlers at Harvard: Coach Edlinski and Captain Fiske Brown Talk to Candidates" (PDF). The New York Times. December 6, 1921.
  7. ^ "Brown to Lead Track Men: Football Star and Hammer Thrower Honored at Harvard" (PDF). The New York Times. October 7, 1921.
  8. ^ "Fiske Brown First in Hammer Throw". Boston Daily Globe. April 11, 1922. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Records in Athletic Meets With Oxford and Cambridge". The New York Times. July 11, 1925.