Hall of Fame Story - Willie Brown


CB - Grambling
Joined Raiders: trade, Denver, 1967

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 28, 1984... Shares Raider all-time lead in interceptions with 39... All-Pro seven times, played in five AFL All-Star Games and four NFL Pro Bowls... Named to All-Time AFL team at cornerback in 1969... Played in three AFL and six AFC Championship Games with Raiders, plus Super Bowls II and XI... Set Super Bowl record with 75-yard interception return for touchdown against Minnesota in Super Bowl XI... Had two other postseason interception returns for touchdowns — against Miami in 1970 and Pittsburgh in 1973... Intercepted at least one pass for a then-NFL record 16 straight seasons... Intercepted 54 passes in career, with 472 return yards, two touchdowns in league play... Tied NFL record with four interceptions against N.Y. Jets on Nov. 15, 1964... Played in 205 games... MVP in 1965 AFL All-Star Game... Winner of 1968 Gorman Award as "Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders"... Raiders defensive captain for 10 years... Selected to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star Team... Chosen to the Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility... Originally signed as free agent by Houston Oilers, played four seasons with Denver Broncos... Served as Raiders defensive backfield coach from 1979-88... Head football coach at Long Beach State in 1991 and at L.A. Jordan High School in 1994... Inducted to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1994... Rejoined Raiders in 1995 as director of squad development and returned to on-field coaching, tutoring Raider cornerbacks until retiring as a position coach... Still serves the Silver and Black in a squad development capacity.