45. Roosevelt Brown, football

He was 16 when he entered Morgan State, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound tackle and the youngest player ever to dress for the Bears. By graduation in 1953, Brown was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association choice. A 27th-round draft pick by the New York Giants, the Pro Football Hall of Famer played 13 NFL seasons, made first-team All-Pro six times and was Lineman of the Year in 1956.
AP photo
Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World