OXFORD • Former Ole Miss All-American Allen Brown has died after a lengthy illness.

He was 76.

Brown is the grandfather of current Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben Brown.

A Natchez native, Brown lettered from 1962-1964, serving as co-captain as a senior.

He was a first-team All-America selection by the Associated Press, Time Magazine, and The Sporting News as a senior in 1964, rated f­irst-team All-Southeastern Conference in 1963 and 1964 and was chosen to the Sophomore All-SEC team in 1962.

Brown had 51 career catches for 584 yards and three touchdowns.

He also saw extensive action at defensive end.

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