Today we celebrate one of the Seahawks greats. Dave Brown came to Seattle during the 1976 Veteran Allocation Draft, after playing one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brown was an 11-year starter in the young Seahawks' secondary, playing at free safety, where he recorded four interceptions, before switching to right cornerback for the 1977 season.
Over the next 10 years, Brown picked off 46 more passes and became known as the cornerstone of the Seahawks' defense. In 1984, Brown had eight interceptions and was named to the AFC Pro-Bowl roster and received first-team All-NFL honors. Two of his 1984 interceptions returned for touchdowns were against the Kansas City Chiefs, helping the Seahawks set an NFL record for interceptions returned for touchdowns in a single game with four.
Brown retired with franchise records in career interceptions (50), career interception return yards (653), and career interceptions returned for touchdowns (5). He still holds all three records, and was the third player inducted into the Ring of Honor on August 22, 1992.
Dave Brown died on January 10, 2006. He would have been 63.
Happy birthday to the late Seahawks Legend and Ring of Honor member, Dave Brown, who was both a former cornerback and defensive backs coach for the Seahawks.