|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1937|
|Death: ||May 27, 2011|
Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1961 to 1970), he played at the tight-end, linebacker and defensive-end positions in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints. Born Johnny Lee Brewer, he attended Redwood High School (Mississippi) and played collegiate football at the University of Mississippi. While with the Rebels, Brewer earned All-SEC honors three-times and experienced a Sugar Bowl Title, when Ole Miss defeated Texas 39 to 7 on January 1st, 1958. He was selected by Cleveland during the 4th round of the 1960 NFL Draft and appeared in 135 career regular season games, recording 89 receptions for 1,256 yards with 6 touchdowns, achieving Pro-Bowl status in 1966. Along with Paul Warfield and Gary Collins, Brewer formed an elite receiving core which propelled Cleveland to a world championship, as they blanked Baltimore 27 to 0 in the 1964 NFL Title Game. Following his football career, he worked in the insurance industry. Brewer was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Jun 01, 2011
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