When Tim Brown won the Heisman Award in 1987, Notre Dame already knew they had an amazing football player on campus, but this incredible athlete was just getting started.
Brown played wide receiver and also returned kicks during his career, leading him to be drafted 6th overall by the Los Angeles Raiders back in 1988. He would spend nearly his entire NFL career with the Raiders, spending sixteen years there before one final campaign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brown’s initial seasons weren’t very productive on offense, but he turned into quite the receiver in the mid-90s. He actually made a pair of Pro Bowls as a returner early in his career and would make 9 total trips.
Between 1993 and 2001, Brown had at least 1000 yards every season. In 2002, he played in a rough Super Bowl loss to his future team the Buccaneers, while racking up plenty of impressive performances throughout the 90s.
He was the key offensive piece for a decade for the Raiders and had an impressive run as both a kick and punt returner in his career. Like Bettis, he also got this ticket to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, with Brown having to wait a little over a decade for his bust.