Seahawks CB Dave Brown played with Seattle from 1976 through 1986
Dave Brown was a great player who played at a time when he would have been better served had social media been around. He was hidden in the Pacific Northwest so his excellence went fairly unknown by those fans who lived in New York or Los Angeles. Thankfully, things have changed and the world knows where Seattle is and knows who plays for the Seahawks. Dave Brown deserved more recognition.
Brown joined the team during the franchise's first season (1976) after spending a year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He went from a seldom-used Steeler to a full-time starter in Seattle. Between 1976 and 1986 as long as Dave Brown was healthy, he was starting on the right side at outside corner for the Seahawks.
He only made one Pro Bowl (1984), but deserved so many more. Six times Brown had at least 5 interceptions in a season for Seattle. (He had another season in his last year in the league when he played for the Green Bay Packers.) Between 1983 and 1985, Brown had a combined 22 picks. Between 1984 and 1986, Brown had a combined 4 interceptions returned for touchdowns.
Brown is the franchise leader in interceptions with 50. He is first by 8 picks so that gives you some kind of indication of his production. Brown is also 10th in fumble recoveries with 12. Basically, Brown got the ball back for the Seattle offense 62 times during his career. Just think about that for a second.