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Less Browne
Date of birth: December 7, 1959 (1959-12-07) (age 50)
Place of birth: East Liverpool, Ohio
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
College: Colorado State University
Organizations
 As player:
1984
1984-1988
1989-1991
1992
1993-1994
Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ottawa Rough Riders
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Less Browne (born December 7, 1959 in East Liverpool, Ohio) was a United States Football League and Canadian Football League defensive back for the Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL) Hamilton Tigercats, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Ottawa Rough Riders and the BC Lions.

Browne originally signed as a pro with the USFL's the Pittsburgh Maulers after being drafted in the 13th round (284th overall) by the expansion club in the 1984 Draft (January 4, 1984).

Browne signed a contract with the Maulers and started the season on their roster, however, was never activated for game action. He was released after the second week of the season by the Maulers on March 6, 1984 and later that spring signed with the CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Browne holds the CFL and all-pro records for most interceptions in a career with 87. He also holds the record for most interception return yards with 1,508. Browne ranks third on the CFL for career blocked kicks. Browne played in four Grey Cup games (1985, 1986, 1990, and 1994), winning the last three of those. He was a six-time CFL All-Star, and was twice nominated for Schenley Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and in November, 2006 was voted one of the CFL's Top 50 players (#23) of the league's modern era by Canadian sports network The Sports Network/TSN. He later became an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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