Dave Brown joined the Seahawks in their inaugural 1976 season, and remained with the team for the first 11 years of the franchise’s history.
The Seahawks picked Brown in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft, after playing his rookie year with the eventual Super Bowl X Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
He appeared in 159 games for the Seahawks, all of them as the team’s starting right cornerback. On November 4, 1984, the Seahawks established an NFL record with four interception returns (including returns by Brown of 95 and 58 yards) for touchdowns in a single game against the Kansas City Chiefs. After the 1984 season, Brown was selected to play in the Pro Bowl and was also selected by the Associated Press as a second-team All-NFL player.
In his 11 years playing for the Seahawks, Brown established, and continues to hold, franchise records for interceptions (50), interception return yards (643), and interceptions returned for touchdowns (5).
He would go on to play for the Green Bay Packers from 1987 – 1989, when he retired as a player. He was selected as a member of the Seahawks 35th Anniversary Team in 2010.
Brown later became a football coach, and he was the Seahawks’ defensive backs coach from 1992 to 1998. In 2001, he was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team in Lubbock, Texas, and he held that position until the time of his death from a heart attack on January 10, 2006, at age 52.