Ross Browner is an American NFL star. Browner is one of the most decorated defensive players in the game’s history. In 1973 and 1975-77, he was a four-year starter at defensive end.
His last two seasons, he was a unanimous All-America selection. He received the Outland Trophy as the nation’s finest interior or defensive lineman in 1976.
He was nominated Lineman of the Year by United Press International in 1977. He received the Lombardi Trophy as the top lineman in the country and the Maxwell Award as the best player in the country.
Browner was the only lineman to win the Maxwell Award in a 10-year span, from 1970 to 1979. In 1977, he finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy vote.
Notre Dame finished with a 39-7 record.
Ross Browner autopsy: What was the cause of his death?
According to an article on the team website, former Cincinnati cornerback Louis Breeden stated Browner died of COVID-19 complications after battling the condition for a month.
Browner was a dynamic defensive end who concluded his career with 59 sacks, ranking sixth on the Bengals’ all-time record.
In his nine seasons with the team, he started 121 games and was instrumental in their drive to Super Bowl XVI.