|High school||Mooney School|
March 31, 1884|
|Died:||January 23, 1961
DeLeon Springs, Florida
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||166 lb (75 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Innis Brown (March 31, 1884 - January 23, 1961) was a college football player, referee, sportswriter, and civil engineer. His sports articles were nationally known, writing for the New York Sun and Hearts newspapers.
Innis Brown was born on March 31, 1884 in Franklin, Tennessee to Enoch Brown, Sr. and Lucinda Allen. Innis's younger brother Enock "Nuck" Brown was captain of the 1913 Vanderbilt Commodores football team. Both attended Mooney School.
In 1905 Brown was captain and selected All-Southern of the 1905 team. One publication claims "The first scouting done in the South was in 1905, when Dan McGugin and Captain Innis Brown, of Vanderbilt went to Atlanta to see Sewanee play Georgia Tech."
Having served as editor on Vanderbilt's campus newspaper, the Hustler, Brown began his writing career on the old Nashville American in 1906. He eventually took charge of the sports section of the Atlanta Journal, succeeding his personal friend Grantland Rice.