Cincinnati Bengals co-founder Pete Brown died Tuesday at the age of 74. Brown was the team’s senior vice president for player personnel.

Brown founded the franchise along with his father, Paul, and brother Mike.

“Pete was the quiet one but his talent spoke volumes,” Mike Brown said in an official statement.

“Pete was more prone to action than talk, and his contributions to the Bengals were significant. He was a fine scout and judge of prospects, a wonderful business partner and an even better brother and family member. Everyone who knew Pete cared about him and respected him. I feel his loss deeply.”

The Bengals were the second professional team founded by Paul Brown who organized the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference back in 1946. The Browns joined the NFL in 1950.