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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Chargers, Raiders reveal L.A. plan SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market. In a joint statement, the Chargers and Raiders said they have been working for many years in their home markets to find stadium ...

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Money the issue with keeping Raiders in Oakland While Oakland and Alameda County leaders say they are open to improving infrastructure at the Coliseum site, they are adamant that they will not subsidize a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.

Tim Brown
 Tim Brown

Heisman Trophy - 1987
Consensus All-American - 1987
Walter Camp Trophy - 1987
8-time NFL Pro-Bowler

Tim Brown
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To know just how good Tim Brown was is to know where Notre Dame came from. Brown came from Dallas to South Bend during the Gerry Faust era of mediocrity. During his first two seasons, Brown played on average Irish teams that went 12-11 before Faust was canned for Lou Holtz. During Holtz' first year going 5-6 coaching Faust's players, Brown was the signature star scoring nine touchdowns and establishing himself as the premier home-run hitter in college football. It was all set up for his sensational senior year.

Holtz was turning the program around and used Brown to do it lining him up as a wide receiver, running back and of course, the most feared kick returner in the nation. In his senior year, Brown led the Irish to an 8-4 record despite being the object of the opposing team's defensive game plan being shadowed by two and three players. The year after Brown graduated, the Irish went 12-0 winning the national title and it can be argued that he kept the team and the program alive until they once again reached their full glory.

The kick returner: He wasn't as oh-my-dear-lord fast like Rocket Ismail, but he was just as clutch and equally as breathtaking. In the 1986 season, Brown returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, but it was a 1987 game against Michigan State that won him the Heisman. Against 17th ranked Michigan State, Brown returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns of 66 and 71 yards blowing the game open. That Spartan team went on to win the Rose Bowl. In his junior year against USC, he set up the winning field goal in a 38-37 thriller with a 56-yard punt return.

The receiver: Granted Notre Dame isn't exactly BYU when it comes to throwing the ball, but he still left as the school's all-time leader in reception yards with 2,493.

The all-purpose player: In his Irish career, Brown accounted for 5,024 total yards and 22 touchdowns averaging 116.8 yards per game.

Pro career: A first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Raiders, he's a near-lock for the Hall of Fame going to eight Pro Bowls and being one of the best and steadiest receivers in football over the last decade-plus. He was drafted 6th overall in a year when Sterling Sharpe and Anthony Miller were considered just as talented. Obviously Brown has had the better career.

The fast, elusive, 6-foot-1, 195-pound Brown starred as a kick returner, wide receiver, and occasional running back at Notre Dame. He was named to most All-American teams in 1986 and 1987 and he won the 1987 Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college player of the year.

Brown totalled 5,024 yards at Notre Dame, averaging 116.8 per game, and scored 22 touchdowns. He was chosen in the first round, the sixth choice overall, by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1988 NFL college draft.

As a rookie, Brown led the league in kickoff returns with 41 for 1,098 yards, a 26.8 average, and 1 touchdown. He also caught 43 passes for 725 yards, a 16.9 average, and 5 touchdowns; returned 49 punts for 444 yards, a 9.1 average; and rushed 14 times for 50 yards and 1 touchdown. His total of 2,317 yards was a rookie record.

Brown played only one game in 1989 because of a knee injury and he came back slowly in 1990. However, he became a starter again in 1991 and had two more good seasons, though they weren't as spectacular as his rookie year.

In the next seven seasons, from 1993 through 1999, Brown caught 80 or passes each year, with a high of 104 in 1997. His total dropped to 76 catches in 2000, but went back up to 91 in 2001 and he caught 81 passes in 2002.

Through 2002, Brown had caught 1,018 passes for 14,167 yards, a 13.9 average, and 97 touchdowns. He had also returned 304 punts for 3106 yards, a 10.2 average, and 2 touchdowns; returned 41 kickoffs for 1235 yards, a 25.2 average, and 1 touchdown; and rushed 50 times for 190 yards, 1 3.8 ave, and 1 touchdown.

Brown was released by the Raiders before the 2004 season, as he did not want to accept a smaller role in the offense. Brown was signed shortly thereafter by the Buccaneers (coached by former Raider head coach Jon Gruden). The move was a mild controversy as Brown had always been a fan favorite in the Oakland area and was much admired by many current and former Raiders players & staff over the 15 years he spent with the Raider organization. However, Brown's declining performance in recent years may have contributed to the decision to release him, making the decision more than purely financial. Brown was the last of the Los Angeles Raiders to remain with Oakland.

On September 27, 2004, in his first game at Oakland since being signed by Tampa Bay, Brown crested 100 career receiving touchdowns, tying him (with Steve Largent) for 3rd on the NFL's all-time career receiving touchdown list (behind former teammate Jerry Rice (197) and Cris Carter (130).

In 2005, Tim Brown signed a one day contract with the Raiders to retire with the team he played 16 seasons for. The July 18 news conference was attended by two Raiders' officials, and only one active Raider, wide receiver Jerry Porter. Brown retired with 14,934 receiving yards, the second highest total in NFL history, 1094 receptions (3rd), and 100 touchdown catches (3rd-Tied). Brown also gained 190 rushing yards, 3,320 punt return yards, 3 fumble return yards, and 1,235 yards returning kickoffs. This gave him a total of 19,682 combined net yards, ranking him #5 among the NFL's all time leaders in that category at the time of his retirement. He also scored 105 total touchdowns(100 receiving, 1 rushing, 3 punt returns, 1 kickoff return)



 

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