Troy Brown was born July 2, 1971.

During his collegiate career with Marshall, Brown was the team's featured receiver and punt returner. In 1992, he led his school to its first ever Division I-AA national championship.

An eighth-round draft pick in 1993, Brown spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the New England Patriots. He mainly played wide receiver, but also contributed as a cornerback and punt returner.

In 2001, his second year as a starter, Brown recorded a franchise-record 101 receptions on his way to the team's first Super Bowl victory. He made his only Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections of his career that season.

The fan favorite won three Super Bowls and retired as the Patriots' all-time reception leader.

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