From Irish Gold To Silver And Black
The then-Los Angeles Raiders selected Tim Brown in the 1988 NFL draft as the sixth pick overall, and Brown quickly made an impact with the team, setting a Raider rookie record for all purpose yards (2,317). But after his first season he would face disappointment. In the first game of his second year, Brown suffered a knee injury, keeping him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
He returned for his third season a strong player, dominating the team's receiving statistics and embarking upon a string of Pro Bowl appearances. Beginning with a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1993, Brown would not miss a game for the next nine seasons.
He became the Raiders' all-time scoring leader in 2001, the first player for that franchise to surpass the 100 touchdown mark. He consistently excels on the field, and at the beginning of the 2002 season held the second-longest streak among active NFL players by having caught at least two passes in 140 straight games.