Seahawks: 15 best defensive backs in franchise history

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Number 5: Seahawks cornerback Dave Brown, 1976-1985

Dave Brown made one Pro Bowl. One. Now keep that in mind as I go through his career and then write your congressperson later. Someone – or many – need to complain about Brown being so overlooked. Maybe it was that Brown played in the PNW for most of his career. If he had played in Dallas or New York, Brown would probably be a Hall of Famer.

Brown played 11 years in Seattle and played in every game except for one season (there was another season he didn’t play a full 16-game schedule but that was due to the player’s strike in 1982). Every year except for those two shortened years, Brown has at least 3 interceptions. In six of his Seattle years, Brown had at least 5 interceptions.

5 of Brown’s picks he returned for touchdowns. He did that twice in his Pro Bowl season of 1984 when he had 8 interceptions and a total of 179 return yards on those picks. Brown had a total of 62 interceptions in his career which is tied for tenth in NFL history. His 50 picks as a Seahawk rank first all-time for the franchise.

After his playing career was over, Brown coached for a bit including being the Seahawks defensive backs coach from 1992 through 1996. He was also the DBs coach for Texas Tech from 2001 through 2006. Brown passed away at age 53 in 2006.