SC State’s Charlie Brown Inducted Into SC Football Hall of Fame
GREENVILLE, SC (SCSU) — Former South Carolina State standout and Washington Redskin wide receiver Charlie Brown was enshrined into the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame during a special ceremony Friday (April. 20) evening at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, S.C.
Heading the 2017 Class along with Brown is “Doc” Blanchard, Fisher DeBarry, Levon Kirkland and Dick Sheridan.
The Redskins drafted the Charleston, S.C., native in the eighth round from South Carolina State in 1981 with the 201 pick overall. Brown went to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons in Washington, helping the team secure its first Super Bowl victory in 1982.
After three years with the Redskins, Brown played three more years with the Falcons, and would eventually move on to play a year in the Arena Football League with the Washington Commandos.
In his rookie year, Brown caught 32 passes for 690 yards and eight touchdowns in a strike-shortened nine games. He caught a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Theismann in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XVII, effectively sealing the team’s 27-17 victory over the Dolphins.
The next year he returned to the Pro Bowl, recording career highs by catching 78 passes for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games. He finished his NFL career with 220 receptions for 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns.