The countdown continues on my list of the top 10 Seahawks in franchise history. Current players on the Super-Bowl winning team are not included. One other requirement is the man had to play at least five seasons for the Seahawks.
No. 8: Cornerback Dave Brown
Years in Seattle: 1976-86
Acquired: From Pittsburgh in the veteran allocation draft in 1975.
Accomplishments: Team leader in career interceptions with 50 and interceptions returned for touchdowns with five … Two-time All-Pro in 1984-85 … Member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor.
Brown was one of the original Seahawks, coming from the Steelers in the veteran’s allocation draft for the new franchise. He played free safety his first year with the Seahawks, but moved to cornerback in 1977, starting at right corner for the next 10 years.
The 1984 season probably was Brown’s best year, intercepting eight passes. In a game against Kanas City on Nov. 4, Brown ran back two interceptions for touchdowns in Seattle’s 45-0 victory. The Seahawks had a record four pick-6s that day.
Brown was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1992. He passed away eight years ago, suffering a heart attack at age 52.