The South Bend Tribune reports that Brown took over during the fifth game of the season in 1972 following injuries to the top two Irish quarterbacks. He was then a sophomore.
Brown started the rest of that 8-2 season, completing 56 of 111 passes for 669 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also rushed 77 times for 253 yards and two scores. He finished his career 72-of-146 for 929 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and rushed 102 times for 375 yards and four scores.
Services will be held Saturday morning in Harrisburg.