Hall of Fame Honors for Chad Brown

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Seahawks Legend Chad Brown is one of ten Colorado University alumni athletes who will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in November.

The group will officially be inducted into the Hall on Thursday, November 9, and will be introduced at halftime of the CU-Southern California football game on Saturday, November 11, to complete the weekend. 

A second-team All-American as a senior in 1992 (NEA, honorable mention by UPI), Brown overcame three separate injuries that season to finish the year as a unanimous All-Big Eight selection. He rebounded from a broken hand, back spasms and a separated shoulder to post 88 tackles, with 15 for losses, and was also an All-Big Eight as a junior when he racked up 125 tackles for second on the team.

He ended his career as CU’s fourth all-time leading tackler (369), was third all-time in solo stops (242) and fourth in tackles for loss (38). Brown played inside linebacker as a freshman and sophomore before switching to the outside, where he would record 14 quarterback sacks over the next two seasons.

He also made a name for himself as he had one of the more interesting hobbies in CU football history: he bred snakes and lizards, once even traveling to Costa Rica to hunt the reptiles at night.

Aa a second-round pick by Pittsburgh in the 1993 NFL Draft (44th overall), Brown played four seasons with the Steelers (1993-96) before moving on to the Seahawks in 1997. He had two Pro Bowl appearances while with the Seahawks (in 1998 & 1999) and was also an All-Pro in 1998. He totaled 48 sacks and 3 interceptions over his 8 seasons with the Seahawks.

Brown would go on to play one season with the New England Patriots (2005), with a return to Pittsburgh in 2006 before wrapping up his NFL career in 2007 with the New England Patriots. He had over 1,000 tackles and 79 sacks in 188 games in the NFL.

Brown is now a sports media personality in Colorado, and works as Colorado University’s sideline reporter on KOA radio broadcasts.