Usually, when established teams leave players available for expansion drafts, they are giving away bench warmers that don't amount to much. The Seahawks found a rare gem when they selected Dave Brown from Pittsburgh in the 1976 expansion draft.
Brown turned into one of the Seahawks' best players and they got a decade of great play out of him. He was a blanket of a cover corner, before "cover corner" was a catch phrase, and a ball hawk who would snatch any errant pass that came his way.
Brown was a leader for the 1983 and 1984 Seahawks who finally had tasted success and made the playoffs. For a struggling new franchise he was in many ways their heart and soul.
Dave Brown picked off 50 passes for the Seahawks, which is still a franchise record, he made the Pro Bowl in 1984, and has been inducted into the Seahawks ring of honor at Qwest Field.
One memorable Sunday in 1984 he tied an NFL record by returning two interceptions for touchdowns against Kansas City in the Kingdome.
After his playing days were done, Brown returned to the Seahawks and coached their defensive backs from 1992 through 1998.