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Lawrence Raymond "Larry" Brink (September 12, 1923 – August 7, 2016) was an American football defensive end who played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

Larry Brink
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Brink (right) with the Chicago Bears in 1954
No. 63, 83, 81
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1923-09-12)September 12, 1923
Milaca, Minnesota
Died:August 7, 2016(2016-08-07) (aged 92)
Redding, California
Career information
College:Northern Illinois
NFL Draft:1948 / Round: 17 / Pick: 150
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:82
Fumbles recovered:8
Player stats at PFR

Early life and educationEdit

Brink was born in Milaca, Minnesota on September 12, 1923, to Garrett and Anna (Ruis) Brink.[1] He attended Foley High School in Foley, Minnesota. After military service in World War II, Brink went to Northern Illinois University, where he played college football for the Huskies from 1945 to 1947. He played with three other future NFL players on the 1946 team that won the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship with an 8–2 record. The team went on to the Turkey Bowl, losing to Evanston in the Huskies' first post-season game.[2] He graduated in 1948 with a B.S. in education.[3] In 1978, he was one of the charter inductees of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame.[4] He died on August 7, 2016 in Redding, California.[5][6]


  1. ^ Geraldine Mandt obituary, May 6, 2002, Isanti County News Archived March 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 25, 2008
  2. ^ "NIU greats Bork, Fletcher to be honored at Western Illinois game," September 4, 1996, p. 9, Daily Herald, accessed May 25, 2008
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees Minutes - 1952". UIHistories Project. p. 688. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Northern Illinois University Athletics Hall of Fame Archived 2008-05-10 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 25, 2008
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2016-08-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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