James Brown
No. 76, 74
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1970-01-03) January 3, 1970 (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Philadelphia (PA) Mastbaum
College:Virginia State
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 82
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:114
Games started:86
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

James Lamont Brown (born January 3, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia State University.

Early years

Brown attended Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical School, where he played as a two-way tackle. He also practiced the shot put.

He accepted a football scholarship from Virginia State University. As a redshirt freshman, he was named the starter at tight end. He would become a three-year starter at left tackle and did not surrender a sack as a senior.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Brown was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (82nd overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, after a great showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was released from the team before the season started.

New York Jets

On September 2, 1992, he was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad.[1] In 1993, he made the regular roster and played in 14 games (one start). In 1994, he started 6 out of 16 games and in 1995 he started 12 of 14 games at right tackle. In three years with the Jets he started 19 of 44 games. On March 4, 1996, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a fifth round draft choice (#145-Raymond Austin).[2]

Miami Dolphins

Brown reunited with his former head coach Jimmy Johnson, during the 1996 offseason. He started all 16 games at right tackle for the Dolphins from 1996 to 1998. On March 2, 1998, he was signed to a five-year $10.5 million contract with a $3.1 million signing bonus.[3] In 1999, he started 14 of 15 games, missing one due to a sprained left ankle. On June 15, 2000, the Dolphins released him only two years into the five-year contract.[4]

Cleveland Browns

On July 13, 2000, Brown signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns,[5] starting 5 out of 7 games at right tackle. He was not re-signed after the season.


  1. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dolphins Also Get James Brown". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.