Willie Brown Raiders Death : legendary Oakland Raiders defensive back Passed Away at 78.
Willie Brown, a legendary Oakland Raiders defensive back who was Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984, has died, the team announced Tuesday.
William Ferdie Brown was an American professional football player, coach, and executive. He played as a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. Following his playing career, Brown remained with the Raiders as an assistant coach.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Willie Brown. This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Rest In Peace … a great man and one of the most dedicated
professionals to ever serve the #Raiders. God bless the Brown family and may God bless #24!
I 🖤🏴☠️🙏🏻 love you Willie Brown! pic.twitter.com/s3Ix7qCOMl
— AFL GODFATHER (@NFLMAVERICK) October 22, 2019
@Raiders my heart is truly heavy hearing the news my friend Willie Brown has passed away. From almost day one, we connected because of our last names, he would tell me “You can’t have that name on that Jersey and not play well!”! Won’t be the same w/o 24!! RIP name sake!!
— Tim Brown (@81TimBrown) October 22, 2019
Sad news for @Raiders and @raiderfans everywhere –
Willie Brown has died.
A Hall of Famer who then became a longtime Raiders assistant coach.
Had 75-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XI w Bill King narrating, “Old man Willie! Touchdown Raiders!”
He was 78. pic.twitter.com/rKFWn9jt3Z
— Joe Davidson (@SacBee_JoeD) October 22, 2019
Rest In Peace #Raiders legend Willie Brown. I’ve had the pleasure of talking to him at the NFL drafts, on the sidelines and even at the Pro Bowls. Really nice man, always took the time for the fans. Here is one of my favorite photos of him and @CharlesWoodson 2016 #ProBowl pic.twitter.com/aW9RhP0s3U
— Robert Carr (@BobCarrNFL) October 22, 2019
Man I hate to hear we lost a legend from our Raider family. I’m at a loss for words. Rest up Willie Brown you’ll forever be missed.
— Darren McFadden (@dmcfadden20) October 22, 2019