“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr.

Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 9, 2010
1. Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Roosevelt Brown, Jr. (1932-2004) was born In Charlottesville and played football at Jefferson High School, the City’s only African-American High School. Following a stellar career he attended Morgan State University where he was named to the Black All-American Team In 1952. Upon graduation Rosey was drafted by the New York Giants where he became a stand-out offensive lineman, earning numerous Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. His career culminated with the sport’s ultimate individual achievement, Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame In 1975.
Erected 2009.
Location. 38° 1.933′ N, 78° 29.683′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Roosevelt Brown Boulevard and Main Street (Business U.S. 250), on the right when traveling south on Roosevelt Brown Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlottesville General Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); The University “Corner”
Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 9, 2010
2. Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Claude Moore, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson School (approx. half a mile away); Buck v. Bell (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
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1. Hall of Famers: Roosevelt Brown. “Rosey was a classic pass blocker and, on running plays, he could make the blocks that opened gaping holes in the enemy ranks. And he could do something few tackles are called upon to do—pull and lead on wide ground plays such as a pitchout to the halfback.” (Submitted on May 9, 2010.) 

2. ESPN Obituary: Brown was one of the first big, mobile linemen. “Roosevelt Brown was drafted out of Morgan State in 1953 by the Giants, who late in the draft noticed his name in a copy of the Pittsburgh Courier, a weekly African-American newspaper that had picked him for its 1952 Black All-American team. Brown went on to be the Giants starting offensive right tackle for 13 seasons and to be picked as an All-Pro for eight straight seasons. He was a superb pass blocker for quarterbacks Charlie Conerly and Y.A. Tittle and an outstanding run blocker, pulling out to block on sweeps for Alex Webster and Frank Gifford.” (Submitted on May 9, 2010.) 

3. Photos of Marker Dedication. The photos have no captions. (Submitted on May 9, 2010.) 
Categories. African AmericansSports
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,087 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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