Born Joey Mathew Browner on May 15, 1960 in Warren, Ohio, where he attended Western Reserve High for two years.
Attended his senior season in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Southwest High. All State Defensive Lineman as a junior, played Basketball and ran Track, qualifying twice for the Ohio State meet.
In Atlanta Joey Browner had 120 unassisted and three interceptions earning the Scholastic, Coach and Parade All-American Honors as well as the Georgia class 3-A lineman of the year and Atlanta area player of the year accolades.
Joey has one son and one younger daughter. Browner attended The University of Southern California on a football scholarship where he also became an perennial 4 time 4 year All-American Football Player, was selected to the first team All-Pac 10, first team All-Coast.
Browner also was named MVP of the 1983 Japan Bowl. A four year letterman notching 243 total tackles, 9 interceptions, 40m passes defended, 7 fumble recoveries and 3 touchdowns.
His USC teams compiled a 36-8-1 mark and he played in one Rose Bowl Game and one Fiesta Bowl.
Joey was the first round draft pick and 7th overall pick as Safety of the Minnesota Vikings in 1983.
Joey is a Veteran Traveler having gone to China with the NFL players association in 1988 to Germany with the 1989 USO Tour and to Paris to kick off the French Federation of American Football Annual Championship game in 1991.
Joey Browner was enshrined into the African-American hall of fame in 2004 for his work in Broadcasting.
Joey was the first round draft pick out of USC for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Browner family as a whole has had more players in the NFL than any other family. Brothers Ross-Cincinnati Bengals & Green Bay Packers, Jimmy-Cincinnati Bengals, Keith-Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers & Oakland Raiders, Nephew son of Ross, Max Starks-Pittsburgh Steelers and Joey with the Minnesota Vikings 10 years and his last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he retired in 1993. After making 6 Pro Bowl appearances in Hawaii for the NFC squad.
Joey Browner amassed over 1100 total tackles, caused 18 fumbles recovered 16 of them, also led the team in 9 defensive categories over his NFL career.
Browner holds the NFL Pro Bowl record with 3 fumble recoveries returned for touchdowns he had 40 interceptions in his career for 505 total yards including the Playoffs. Joey Browner is also a 4 time member of the John Madden "All-Madden Team".
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