Willie Brown

College Career

Grambling State (1959-1963)

• Earned All SWAC honors as an outside linebacker for the “G-Men”

• All SWAC in track and field

• Grambling State Hall of Fame

• Louisiana Sports Hall of FAme

• SWAC Hall of Fame


Pro Football Career

Houston Oilers (1963)
Denver Broncos (1963-1966)
Oakland Raiders (1967-1978)

• Developed and improved the “bump and run” technique used to cover wide receivers man-to-man

• All-Pro 12 consecutive years

• MVP of the 1965 AFL All-Star Game

• Raiders MVP (’69)

• Played in Super Bowl II (’68) and Super Bowl XI (’77)

• Holds the NFL record for most consecutive seasons with at least one interception

• AFL’s All-time Team

• Pro Football Hall of Fame


Coaching Career

Oakland Raiders, Backfield Coach (1979-1989)

• Super Bowl XV, 27-10 win against Philadelphia

• Super Bowl XVIII, 38-9 win against Washington

Long Beach University, Head Football Coach (1990-1993)

Jordan High School, Head Football Coach (1994)

Oakland Raiders Director of Staff Development (1995-present)


Did You Know?

In Super Bowl XI (1977) Willie Brown picked off a Fran Tarkenton pass and returend it for 75 yards and a touchdown in Oakland’s 32-14 win over Minnesota.