Leo Brown, Ohio State football’s first black captain and an oral surgeon in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, has died at 84.
The former two-way end died last weekend in his Lakewood, Colorado home. Ohio State confirmed the death through Brown’s nephew, Henry Brown.
Brown was captain of the Ohio State team that won the national championship in 1957. He was also on the Buckeyes for the 1955 Big Ten championship and the 1956 team that set a league record with 17 consecutive league victories.
Thoughts and prayers with the loved ones of National Champion Leo Brown, the first African-American captain at Ohio State. One of the Buckeye greats. Thank you for your service to our university and this great country! pic.twitter.com/MHXpa0vvS9
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) March 21, 2018