Tim Brown


Running Back




Oct 25th, 1984

Career Years:






Seeing action in just seven regular season games as injuries and roster ratio issues limited his availability, Tim remarkably managed to finish in fourth spot among CFL punt returners with 502 yards on 44 returns. His 17 kickoff returns for 469 yards also placed him in the top-10 in the category. Always a threat to bust a huge return, Tim rang up a pair of 70-yard punt returns at Toronto on Aug 17/14 and a dazzling 75-yard punt return for a TD versus Saskatchewan on Aug 24/14. He also notched a 74-yard kickoff return in the postseason and a 75-yard punt return. Seeing limited duty on offence, Tim had five carries for 17 yards with another 44 yards through the air on six receptions.


Another solid year for Tim in 2013 and despite dressing for just 13 of the club’s 18-game regular season slate, he still finished atop the club’s combined yards category with 1,989 which was fourth in the CFL. He led the league with two return TDs including a 125-yard missed field goal return and a 97-yard kickoff return TD which was also the first by a Lion since 2010. Tim led the CFL in kickoff return yards with 1,221 and was third in punt returns with 467 yards.


Another standout campaign for Brown as the speedy return man once again led the West Division with a career-best 2,687 all-purpose yards. A division All-Star, he ranked in the top four in punt, kickoff and FG miss return yards and added another 305 yards from scrimmage backing up Andrew Harris. Tim’s season highlight was a pair of punt return touchdowns including an 81-yard effort vs Hamilton on Jul 6/12. His total of 1,380 all-purpose yards in the second half of the season was a league high on his way to being named the West Division’s nominee for Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. 


Tim made a big impression during his rookie season, leading the club in kick returns despite missing three games. Appearing in 15 regular season contests, he racked up 2,017 all-purpose yards including 994 on kickoffs and 521 on punt returns.  Tim ranked third overall in the CFL in all-purpose yards, trailing only Chad Owens and Brandon Whitaker, and also finished in the top four in the CFL in punt and kickoff returns. In his CFL debut in Montreal on June 30th, he notched a 97-yard kickoff return for a TD. As a running back, he rushed for 376 yards to finish second on the club and posted four games with at least 50 yards rushing, including a season-high 96 yards in the final regular season game vs Montreal.


Brown signed as a free agent with the Lions on May 17, 2011 after attending the club's free agent camp in Vegas this spring.


2004-2006: After transferring to Temple University from City College in San Francisco, the speedy back out of Stockton, California spent two seasons rushing for the Owls, running for 1,163 yards on 290 carries with four touchdowns. He also caught 66 passes for 417 yards and a major. Tim accounted for one-third of Temple’s offence in 2006 with 731 rushing yards and 218 receiving yards.


Tim resides in California during the off season and has been playing football since the age of 10. He notes his sophomore season at San Francisco College when he won a state championship as his biggest football memory to date. While at Temple University, Tim was a Kinesiology major.