|Athletic director||Jack Hayes|
|Head coach||Phil Estes
20th season, 113-77 (.595)
|Location||Providence, Rhode Island|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|All-time record||607-565-40 (.517)|
|Bowl record||0-1 (.000)|
|Colors||Seal Brown, White, and Cardinal
|Fight song||Ever True|
|Marching band||Brown University Band|
The Brown Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Brown University located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ivy League. Brown's first football team was fielded in 1878. The team plays its home games at the 20,000 seat Brown Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island. The Bears are coached by Phil Estes.
In the middle of the 1926 season, the "Iron Men" came into being when the same 11 players played against Yale for 60 minutes and a 7-0 win. The next week the same 11 players played without substitution against Dartmouth and won 10-0. Two weeks later the Iron Men played 58 minutes against Harvard, but in the last two minutes the substitutes came in to earn their letters. Brown won all its games that year until the Thanksgiving game against Colgate ended in a 10-10 tie. The famed "Iron Men" were Thurston Towle '28, Paul Hodge '28, Orland Smith '27, Charles Considine '28, Lou Farber '29, Ed Kevorkian '29, Hal Broda '27, Al Cornsweet '29, Dave Mishel '27, Ed Lawrence '28, and Roy Randall '28. In the 1948 season, Brown fans were the originators of the popular "de-fense!" chant that spread to the NFL in the 1950s. Brown has 607 wins, making them tied for 72nd all time in wins among division one football programs.
|DE||Defensive end||QB||Quarterback||WR||Wide receiver|
|DT||Defensive tackle||RB||Running back||G||Guard|
|E||End||T||Offensive tackle||TE||Tight end|
|Year||Round||Pick in round||Overall pick||Player||Team||Position|
|2010||7||34||241||David Howard||Tennessee Titans||DT|
|2007||4||17||116||Zak DeOssie||New York Giants||LB|
|1999||7||35||241||Sean Morey||New England Patriots||WR|
|1982||7||12||179||Steve Jordan||Minnesota Vikings||TE|
|1981||6||4||142||John Woodring||New York Jets||LB|
|1980||3||4||60||John Sinnott||St. Louis Cardinals||T|
|1979||12||10||313||Bob Forster||Detroit Lions||C|
|1976||7||5||187||Bob Bateman||Cincinnati Bengals||QB|
|1967||7||16||175||Joe Randall||St. Louis Cardinals||K|
|1960||12||8||140||Tom Budrewicz||Chicago Bears||T|
|1958||10||2||111||Gil Robertshaw||Chicago Cardinals||T|
|1952||28||11||336||John Pietro||Cleveland Browns||G|
|1951||9||8||106||Don Colo||New York Yanks||T|
|1950||3||1||28||Don Colo||Baltimore Colts||T|
|1950||12||4||148||Bucky Walters||Detroit Lions||T|
|1950||12||13||157||Frank Mahoney||Philadelphia Eagles||E|
|1947||24||7||222||Tom Dorsey||Chicago Cardinals||B|
|1946||6||5||45||Jim Lalikos||New York Giants||T|
|1946||17||2||152||Charley Tiedeman||New York Yanks||B|
|1945||21||9||217||Phil Teschner||Philadelphia Eagles||T|
|1945||28||10||295||Charley Anthony||New York Giants||B|
|1944||6||4||47||Dan Savage||Pittsburgh Steelers||B|
|1944||21||8||216||Bob Margarita||Chicago Bears||B|
|1943||19||5||175||Jay Fidler||Cleveland Rams||T|
|1940||3||10||25||John McLaughry||New York Giants||B|
|1939||16||4||144||Irv Hall||Philadelphia Eagles||B|
Notable alumni not in an NFL Draft include:
The Bears have no national championships, though they do have one undefeated team, the 1926 team, also known as the Iron Men of 1926, finishing 9-0-1 (and winning all three of their Ivy League games), with a 10-10 tie with Colgate in the last game of the season. The Bears have won the Ivy League title four times in their history.
The Bears won their first Ivy League title in 1976, sharing it with Yale while finishing 8-1 on the season, clinching the title with a 28-17 victory over Columbia. 
In 1999, the Bears went 9-1 (the most victories since 1926, along with a record seven game winning streak), while beating Columbia 23-6 to share the Ivy League title with Yale.
In 2005, the Bears finished 9-1, beating Columbia 52-21 in their final game in order to clinch their first ever outright Ivy League title and third overall. 
In 2008, the Bears finished 7-3 (while losing only one Ivy League game), beating Columbia 41-10 to clinch a share of the Ivy League title, their fourth over conference title and third in nine years. 
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall record||Conference record|
|1976||Ivy League||John W. Anderson||8-1||6-1|
|1999||Ivy League||Phil Estes||9-1||6-1|
|2005||Ivy League||Phil Estes||9-1||6-1|
|2008||Ivy League||Phil Estes||7-3||6-1|
Brown has made one bowl appearance, garnering a record of 0-1.
|1915||January 1, 1916||Rose Bowl||Eddie N. Robinson||Washington State||L 0-14|
The first game in the series occurred in 1893. Brown's record versus Harvard is 30-84-2. During recent decades the respective squads meet annually the first weekend of the Ivy League football season.
Brown has a 31-57-4 record versus Dartmouth. Beginning in 2018 Brown will play New England Ivy League rival Dartmouth in their final game.