The all-around athletic skills of Dick Brown were key elements in the College of Puget Sound making the NAIA National Basketball Tournament in Kansas City in 1950, the first year the Loggers were part of the NAIA.
Brown, who was inducted into the Loggers' Hall of Fame in 1967, played forward for three years for the Loggers, and did so each winter after being a standout on the CPS football team. He was all-conference in both sports.
He was an end for the Loggers in 1948 and 1949 and was named second-team Little All-American.
Before CPS, Brown excelled at Stadium High in Tacoma. He earned all-state honors on both offense and defense in football. He played three years of varsity in both football and basketball.
After CPS, he played basketball for the Tacoma VFW team that went to the national tournament in Minnesota and he received individual national honors as well. After that, he played guard and forward for Alpine Dairy in Seattle.
Brown also had a fastpitch softball career, playing outfield and first base.