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Former Pitt OL Ruben Brown Nominated for Hall of Fame



Former Pitt offensive lineman Ruben Brown earned a nomination on Monday to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, making him a part of 129 modern-era players who made the list for the 2023 class.

Brown played for the Panthers from 1991-1994 and starred for them, making three All-Big East teams from 1992-94.

After his time anchoring the offensive line at Pitt, the Buffalo Bills selected him with the 14th pick of the 1995 draft. He continued to star with Buffalo at left guard, making the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 1995 and then earning a spot at the Pro Bowl eight consecutive seasons from 1996-2003. He also earned Second-team All-Pro honors in four seasons, from 1998-2000 and 2002.

He then left Buffalo for the Chicago Bears in 2004 and played through 2007. He helped the Bears make the Super Bowl in the 2006 season, making the Pro Bowl for his efforts.

Over his 13 seasons in the NFL, Brown played and started in 181 games. People in Buffalo loved him so much, he made the Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary Team.

Brown joins defensive back Darrelle Revis, as two former Panthers who made the illustrious list for this upcoming class.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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