William Dorsey Brown was born on June 29, 1938, and died on November 4, 2018.
He was a former American football player.
He was a running back in the National Football League for 14 seasons, incorporating 13 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, and was named to the Pro Bowl four times.
After graduation from Mendota High School, he played school football at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Brown was an All-Big Ten fullback and furthermore won the Big Ten shot put title and set an Illinois record with a hurl of 54 ft 10.5 in (16.73 m).
He was a second-round decision (twentieth by and large) of the Chicago Bears in the 1961 NFL Draft.
He colored was exchanged to the Vikings previously the 1962 season, for a fourth-round draft pick in the 1964 NFL Draft.
He colored played for the Vikings for 13 seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl after the 1964, 1965, 1967, and 1968 NFL seasons, procuring the moniker “Blast Boom” for his rash, and regularly vicious, running style.
He holds numerous Vikings group records.
He colored holds Vikings records for most amusements played by a running back (182), most continuous diversions played by a running back (101), and most recreations begun by a running back (111).
Brown positions fourth for vocation surging yards (5,757), trailing Robert Smith (6,818), Adrian Peterson, and Chuck Foreman (5,887).
He holds the group record for profession hurrying endeavors (1627), and is tied for third in group history in surging touchdowns (52).
Brown positions fourth in profession focuses scored (456), behind Fred Cox, Fuad Reveiz, and Cris Carter.
His consolidated hurrying and getting yards (9237) positions third, behind Darrin Nelson and Cris Carter.
With the retirement of Don Perkins, Brown has driven dynamic players in profession surging yards for a great part of the 1970 season, however, had been passed by Leroy Kelly by the season finale.
Bill “Boom Boom” Brown passed away at 80 years old.