Gary Brown, former NFL running back and coach, dies at 52

Monday, April 11, 2022
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Gary Brown‚ Former NFL Running Back and Coach‚ Dies at 52

Former NFL running back Gary Brown has passed away. The former coach and running back from Wisconsin died on Sunday in Williamsport‚ Pa. He had been in hospice for several weeks. It is unclear what caused his death. The cause of death is still being investigated. Gary Brown was diagnosed with cancer in his early 40s. It is unclear why he was not diagnosed earlier. However‚ it seems a sad end to an otherwise remarkable life.

Gary Brown was diagnosed with cancer in his early 40s

The cancer that took over Gary Brown's life had struck his liver‚ pancreas‚ and colon‚ as well as his lungs. It may have been an irritant to his neighbors‚ but the illness did not stop him from working and being a good role model. His wife‚ Kim‚ also shared the news of his death. Brown is survived by his three children and wife Kim. Former NFL running back and running backs coach Gary Brown died Sunday in hospice care after a long battle with cancer. He was 52 years old and had been suffering for months. He had been battling health issues‚ and his death will be a huge loss to the football community. He was loved by many‚ including his teammates and his coaches. Gary Brown died at a hospice in Williamsport‚ Pennsylvania‚ on Sunday evening. A former NFL running back coach and current Wisconsin Badgers head coach‚ Brown was diagnosed with cancer in his early 40's and died at 52 on Sunday. He was unable to travel to the Las Vegas Bowl because of his health issues. He is survived by his wife Kim‚ daughters Dorianna and Malena‚ and son Tre. Brown played eight seasons in the NFL and coached for 11 years for the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Brown. While serving as an NFL assistant coach for the Cowboys‚ Brown earned respect among UW coaches during his short tenure as a UW running backs coach. The Texas long-time owner of the Dallas Cowboys and Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst praised Brown's career as a running back. They were also close friends. The two were married for a long time‚ and Gary Brown and Malena had three children together. Their children are devastated by their father's death. While Brown's family is largely anonymous‚ his friends and fans have offered their condolences to his family.

He was diagnosed with cancer in his early 60s

In his early 60s‚ former NFL running back Gary Brown was diagnosed with lung cancer‚ which ultimately proved to be fatal. He later went on to coach running backs for the New York Giants and Wisconsin. His first year in the NFL was in 1998‚ when he recorded a 1‚000-yard season. He is survived by his wife‚ Kim‚ and daughters Malena and Dorianna. He also leaves behind his son Tre. Before his cancer diagnosis‚ Brown had struggled with numerous health issues. After undergoing surgery and chemotherapy‚ he received a clean bill of health. After the 2019 season‚ doctors discovered a malignant tumor near his pancreas and he underwent immunotherapy to combat the disease. However‚ his cancer returned after he had surgery‚ so he didn't coach in 2020. After his cancer returned‚ he decided to leave the NFL altogether and coach at Wisconsin. He was unable to attend the Las Vegas Bowl because of his condition. Former Cowboys players took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Jerry Brown's struggle. In his later years‚ Gary Brown also coached running backs for the Dallas Cowboys. His death is the latest tragedy for the Dallas Cowboys. Former running back and coach Gary Brown battled cancer for a number of years. He lost his battle against the disease on Sunday‚ but his impact will not be forgotten. A big heart‚ a big smile‚ infectious energy‚ and a smile made him an inspirational figure to all those who knew him. A man with a great deal of passion‚ Gary Brown touched the lives of all who knew him. Fortunately‚ his cancer did not spread to the rest of his body‚ but doctors discovered a malignant tumor in his pancreas. After receiving treatment‚ Brown will no longer coach for the Cowboys in 2020. He will coach at Wisconsin in 2021. He recorded more than 1‚000 yards during his collegiate career with the Penn State Nittany Lions and the New York Giants. He spent nine years in the NFL‚ playing for the Houston Oilers (1991-95)‚ the San Diego Chargers (1997)‚ and the New York Giants. After retiring from playing in 1999‚ he went into coaching. His first coaching position was with the Lycoming College football program. He later became an offensive coordinator at Susquehanna University in 2006. He then accepted a coaching position at Rutgers for a season. After retirement‚ Brown worked for the Cleveland Browns from 2009 to 2012 before becoming the Dallas Cowboys' running back coach in 2013. Despite his age‚ Brown continued to coach running backs while he was with the Dallas Cowboys. In the NFL‚ he was instrumental in the development of DeMarco Murray‚ which led to their respective NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards. Murray later joined the coaching staff at Oklahoma‚ where he continues to coach running backs.

He was diagnosed with cancer in his early 40s

After a nine-year career in the NFL‚ Gary Brown spent the last several years as a coaching assistant. He was a successful running back‚ and helped develop the careers of DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott. The former running back and coach had recently been diagnosed with cancer. His passing leaves a gap in the coaching world. It is not clear how Brown's diagnosis will impact the future of the running back position. A tumor was found on his bile duct and head of pancreas. He previously had to deal with liver and colon cancer about a decade ago. He also played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Brown‚ now a Wisconsin running back coach‚ was diagnosed with cancer twice. He had previously lost two of his friends and family to cancer. After playing eight seasons for three NFL teams and becoming a college assistant coach‚ Brown recently died from liver and kidney failure. The former Philadelphia Eagles running back and coach was 52 years old. He had been diagnosed with cancer twice and had surgery to remove a malignant tumor near his pancreas. He also spent the last few weeks in hospice care. He was also survived by his wife‚ Kim‚ and his children‚ Malena and Dorianna. While working as a Wisconsin running backs coach last season‚ Gary was unable to make it to the Las Vegas Bowl due to medical reasons. His wife Kim and daughters Malena and Dorianna‚ and son Tre Brown‚ are the only surviving members of his family. Gary Brown's death is a shock to many‚ but we will remember him fondly and miss him.