Brink (right) with the Chicago Bears in 1954
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|Born:||September 12, 1923|
|Died:||August 7, 2016 (aged 92)|
|NFL Draft:||1948 / Round: 17 / Pick: 150|
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Early life and educationEdit
Brink was born in Milaca, Minnesota on September 12, 1923, to Garrett and Anna (Ruis) Brink. 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. He graduated in 1948 with a B.S. in education. In 1978, he was one of the charter inductees of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He died on August 7, 2016 in Redding, California.
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