Gary Brown, a former Giants running back, died on Sunday at the age of 52, according to sources.
According to Clarence Hill Jr. of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Brown, who played the final two seasons of his NFL career with the Giants, was in hospice care in Pennsylvania.
From 1991 until 1995, the former Penn State running back was a member of the Houston Oilers, when he had a 1,000-yard rushing season. He played with the San Diego Chargers in 1997 before signing as a free agent with the Giants.
Brown ran for a career-high 1,063 yards and a complete season with coach Jim Fassel’s Giants in 1998. In 1999, his final season in the NFL, he appeared in three games.
Brown went into teaching after his playing days and spent one season as the running backs coach at Rutgers. With the Cleveland Browns and the Dallas Cowboys, he played the same position.
“Gary Brown possessed a huge heart, a big smile, and a big personality. In a statement, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remarked, “His energy and spirit were infectious.” “He brightened every room he entered and had such a good impact on everyone who knew him.”
He was adored by everyone who knew him. He had a huge impact on the players he coached as well as the coaches he worked with. Every day, his love for his family, football, and life shone through.”
In 2021, he was the running backs coach at Wisconsin, but because of medical difficulties, he was unable to attend the Las Vegas Bowl.
Brown leaves behind a wife, Kim, two children, Malena and Dorianna, and a son, Tre.