Dave Brown (cornerback)

Dave Brown (Cornerback)

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Dave Brown (cornerback)

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David Steven Brown (January 16, 1953 – January 10, 2006) was an American cornerback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1975), Seattle Seahawks (1976–86) and Green Bay Packers (1987–89).

Early life

Born in Akron, Ohio, Brown's football career started at Akron's Garfield High School when he was 17 and continued on to the University of Michigan, where he was selected three times to the All-Big Ten team and was a unanimous All-American his senior year. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

NFL career

Brown's NFL career began promisingly, as he played a part in the Steelers' championship team of 1975. The following spring, Brown was chosen by the Seahawks in their expansion draft. He spent ten years with the team, setting numerous franchise records. A cornerback, Brown tied an NFL record with two interception returns for touchdowns in a single game (4 November 1984 vs. the Kansas City Chiefs). He was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 1984 season.

After retirement

After leaving the Seahawks in 1986, he played four more years with the Packers, finally retiring in 1990. His sixty two career interceptions ranked seventh all-time at his retirement, and his fifty interceptions for Seattle remains the team record. He was elected to Seattle's elite "Ring of Honor" in 1992, and that same year he returned to the Seahawks as their defensive backs coach, a position he held until 1998. In 2000, he was named to his...
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