This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.Find sources: "Keith Browner" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (June 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Keith Browner
Personal information
Born: (1962-01-24) January 24, 1962 (age 60)
Warren, Ohio
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren (OH) Harding
Atlanta (GA) Southwest
Position:Defensive end
NFL Draft:1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR ·

Keith Tellus Browner, Sr. (born January 24, 1962) is a former American football defensive end and outside linebacker. He is the father of Keith Browner, Jr. who was a linebacker for the Cal Golden Bears and played defensive end for the Houston Texans.[1][2]

College career

Browner was drafted out of the University of Southern California with the 30th pick in the second round.[3]

Professional career

He played in the National Football League between 1984 and 1988 for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Los Angeles Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers and in Arena Football between 1990 and 1997.


His eldest brother, Ross Browner, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999 and an NFL star. Two other brothers, Jimmy and Willard Browner were college standouts at Notre Dame. Another brother, Joey Browner, also played with Keith for the USC Trojans and was one of the top players in the NFL in the 1980s. Keith's son, Keith Browner Jr., a defensive end/linebacker played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and NFL teams, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears. Keith's eldest daughter, Keicha Browner, was a national synchronized swimmer and standout athlete in multiple sports in high school. His twin daughters are Amber Browner and Ashley Browner were both basketball players for San Diego City College. Keith's nephew, Rylan Browner (son of Ross Browner), played football for the University of Arizona and Max Starks is a 2x Superbowl Champion that played with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2010-04-14.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Texans bring fullback Norris back into fold, also sign Browner". 14 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Keith Browner".