Former Buffalo Bills running back Curtis Brown, 60, dies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Former third round NFL draft pick and running back with the Buffalo Bills Curtis Brown died at 60-years-old on Thursday.

Family and friends of the former football standout say Brown died from a heart attack while being treated for football-related dementia. Brown played six seasons for the Buffalo Bills, and one season for the Houston Oilers.

Throughout his career, Brown rushed for 2,171 yards and scored nine touchdowns. He came to Buffalo from the University of Missouri in 1977 and played in the NFL until 1982.

Brown is survived by his parents, children and siblings. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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