|No. 89, 24, 81|
|Born:||March 31, 1961|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||181 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Baldwin Park (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41|
(by the Cleveland Browns)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Ronald James Brown (born March 31, 1961) is an American former athlete and American football wide receiver, winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He went to Arizona State University.
Brown played high school football at powerhouse Baldwin Park High School in Baldwin Park, California until his senior year. He then moved to Northern California and played for Northgate High School in Walnut Creek.
|Olympic medal record|
|Representing the United States|
|1984 Los Angeles||4 × 100 m relay|
Brown was also a track star, he ran the second leg in the 4 × 100 metres relay team that won the gold medal and set the world record in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with a time of 37.83 seconds.
Brown also competed in the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters, posting personal bests of 6.64 seconds, 10.01 seconds and 20.44 seconds, respectively.
After the Olympics, Brown joined the Los Angeles Rams. He caught 23 passes in 1984 for 478 yards with four touchdowns as a rookie in 1984 before being tasked to return kicks the following year. In 1985, he returned 28 kicks for 918 yards for three touchdowns (his touchdowns and 32.8 yards per return were league highs). This resulted in Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. Only his 1989 year would exceed that season, with him returning 47 (a league high) for 968 yards. In his eight seasons, he recorded 1,000 all-purpose yards (receiving + returns) four times (1985-87, 1989) before his career ended in 1990 at the age of 30.
Brown appeared in the 1986 Rams promotional video, Let's Ram It, where he went by the name "Speedball Brown" and claimed to be the fastest man in town.
|60 meters||6.64||Tokyo, Japan||March 10, 1984|
|100 meters||10.01||Eugene, Oregon||April 24, 1983|
|200 meters||20.44||Eugene, Oregon||June 4, 1983|