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20. Dave Brown

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20. Dave Brown

You could argue that Dave Brown went from ecstasy to agony, as he was a rookie in Pittsburgh, winning the Super Bowl in 1975.  That was one way to look at it, but the other was that he went from backup to starting Free Safety when he was taken in the Expansion Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

The Pacific Northwest would be his pro home until he signed with Green Bay in1986, and after one year playing at Free Safety, he moved to Right Cornerback.  Brown did well, and in 1984, he was a Pro Bowl and Second Team All-Pro.  Playing 159 Games in a Defensive Back capacity for the Seahawks, he would have 50 Interceptions, which is a franchise record.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback, Free Safety
  • Acquired: Selected from the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Expansion Draft 3/30/76.
  • Departed: Traded to the Green Bay Packers for a future Draft Pick before the 1986 Season.
  • Games Played: 159
  • Notable Statistics:

    159 Games Started
    50 Interceptions
    643 Interception Return Yards
    5 Interception Return Touchdowns
    1.0 Quarterback Sack*
    12 Fumble Recoveries
    21 Fumble Recovery Yards
    11 Punt Returns
    74 Punt Return Yards
    78 Approximate Value

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1984)
    Pro Bowl (1984)

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