Jim Brown is star of Cotton Bowl

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Jim Brown hasn't made it back to Cotton Bowls very often since he played in the 1957 game, when his Syracuse Orangement were beaten by TCU 28-27. He accepted an invitation to return for this AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic because it will be the 75th.

Brown was one of 19 members of the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame attending today's Big Play Luncheon at the Hilton Anatole and will participate in the coin flip before Texas A&M plays LSU on Friday night.

Tigers coach Les Miles recognized "Mr. Brown" in the audience during his address. Miles grew up near Cleveland , idolizing Brown and the Cleveland Browns, and told of going onto the field at Municipal Stadium after one game.

"I got a chance to touch ya!" Miles said to Brown, seated at a table in the audience near the head table. "Do you remember?"

When Brown nodded, Miles replied, "I knew you did!"

Said Brown afterward: "It was sort of flattering and funny at the same time."

The teams had to leave before the luncheon ended to make their walk-throughs at Cowboys Stadium. On Miles' way out, he detoured through the middle of the crowd to visit with Brown briefly.

"We had a few words, which I think was very respectful," Brown said.

Then Brown, walking with the aid of a cane, could barely travel a few feet on his way out before being stopped and asked to pose for pictures. That included requests from members of the 1960 Duke team that is here celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 7-6 victory over Arkansas in the '61 Cotton Bowl.

Later on, that included members of the current LSU team, staying at the Anatole. On their way through the lobby, players risked being late for their bus to the stadium to pose with Brown. That dilemma was on the mind of senior offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale: "Man, I can't miss this."

Source : http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/01/biggest-star-at-cotton-bowls-big-play-lu.html

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