The Gravedigger takes on his next challenge: “Lingerie” football

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 in News and Sports

Legendary nose tackle Gilbert Brown, a member of the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame and a key piece of KU’s 1992 Aloha Bowl-winning team, finally has his first NFL Films feature: as the new head coach of the Green Bay Chill of the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League.

“I’m doing it because I want to learn the game of football,” Brown says in the film. “The challenge of this is, I want to learn so I can one day become a big-time college coach.”
Brown, ’94, was a fan favorite both at KU and in his 10 seasons with the Packers. He was drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, but was cut in training camp because of his ballooning weight. The Packers were willing to take a chance on Brown, and his massive frame–which fluctuated between 350 and 400 pounds during his playing career–helped redefine the notion of size parameters for NFL nose tackles. Only quarterback Brett Favre has played in more playoff games for the Green Bay Packers, and Brown won a Super Bowl ring for the 1996 season.

The NFL Films piece can be seen at

–Chris Lazzarino

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