Induction Class: 1976
Known to thousands of young men and women only as "Bingo," he served as football coach for two years (1923 and 1924) before being appointed dean of men in 1927, a position he held for 35 years until his retirement in 1962. The James M. "Bingo" Brown Award is awarded annually to the Eastern Michigan University football player who is voted by his teammates to have been the outstanding offensive player. The award is named for one of the most beloved and well-known figures in the history of the Ypsilanti campus, James M. "Bingo" Brown. He died Sept. 1, 1965, at the age of 73.