Terry Brown entered the NFL as a 3rd round choice (73rd overall) of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1969 draft. He spent two seasons with the Cardinals and had one pickoff in 24 regular season games. He did not suit up in 1971, perhaps due to injury. In 1972 he returned to the field with the strong defense of the Minnesota Vikings. Brown played four years with the Vikings (1972-75) and had 5 interceptions during that period. He closed out his career with the Cleveland Browns in 1976. In 85 career regular season games, Brown had 7 interceptions.
Brown wore this Sand-Knit size 44 heavy knit winterized jersey with a Kokesh Athletic Supply distributor tag likely dates to his first two seasons with the Purple People Eaters in 1972-73. The Sand-Knit tagging with three lines of wash instructions dates the garment to 1971-73. The letters are sewn onto the nameplate while the numbers are screened on. The shirt features a rounded collar, something relatively common in the early 1970's. A long blue line of paint transfer lies across the front #4, possibly a remnant of a collision in a divisional contest versus the Detroit Lions. There is also a small unrepaired hole on the left upper chest.