Wednesday, January 11, 2006

BLOG OF REVERENCE: IN THE MEMORY OF DAVE BROWN

Dave Brown, a defensive back who played 16 seasons in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers died at the age of 52 after suffering an apparent heart attack while playing basketball on campus at Texas Tech. Dave lived a great life that anyone could be proud of. He played his college football at the University of Michigan before beginning his professional career with the Steelers. He was a unanimous All-America in 1974 at Michigan and fetched All-Big Ten honours for three years there. He was also named to the school's All-Century team and garnered All-Big Ten honours from 1972 to '74. Brown won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. In 1976 he was chosen by the Seahawks in the NFL expansion draft and remained with the Seahawks for 10 more seasons before finishing with the Green Bay Packers in 1990. A 1984 All-Pro selection, Brown finished his career with 62 interceptions, tying Dick LeBeau for seventh on the NFL's career list. He also holds the all-time record in Seattle with 50 interceptions and tied an NFL record with two interception returns for touchdowns in 1984, against Kansas City. Since 2001, Brown was coaching the Red Raiders' secondary. On Monday he was going to celebrate his 53rd birthday. Brown was one of seven members of the Ring of Honor. To reflect upon not only a great football player, but also a great man lets observe a moment of silence.

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