About Willie Brown Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
A retired American Football cornerback, Willie Brown was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on December 2, 1940. At present, he is a member of the Oakland Raiders’ staff.
Brown won the All-AFL honors in his 2nd rookie season with the Denver Broncos. He then played in the AFL All-Star Game with a record of 9 interceptions for 144 yards. He spent the remainder of his career with the AFL’s Oakland Raiders, where he was traded in 1967.
It was during the Super Bowl XI that Brown had his most memorable moment being a Raider. He was able to establish a Super Bowl 75-yard interception record that stood for 29 years until it was surpassed by Kelly Herndon in Super Bowl XL. He was also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since July 28, 1984 and the American Football League All-Time Team. In 1999, he ranked as The Sporting News 58th Greatest Football Player and the Oakland Raiders’ highest-ranking player.
After his retirement in 1987, he served as Raiders’ defensive battlefield coach from 1979-88. He also became an assistant head coach in 1991 at Long Beach State and appeared as the Los Angeles Jordan High head caoch in 1994. His other achievements included an induction in 1992 into the Lousiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Willie Brown also had an Education master’s degree at Long Beach State.