Tribute to Legendary Raider Willie Brown

Willie Brown

The Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to honoring sports legends and community leaders of all races, will present A Tribute to Raider Willie Brown, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. in Alameda. Brown has been a tireless supporter of the Bay Area community for many years and is a member of the Hall of Fame.  A pro football Hall of Famer, he is in his 42nd year with the Raiders, entering a new role in 2012 as team ambassador. Most recently director of squad development, he spent 25 years (1995-2009 and 1979-88) as defensive backs coach, helping the Silver and Black win Super Bowls XV and XVIII. He was head coach at Long Beach State, where he earned his master’s degree, and at Los Angeles Jordan High School. Brown is most remembered for his playing career. Acquired by Al Davis from the Broncos in a 1967 trade, he went undrafted out of Grambling State, eventually signing with the Houston Oilers. A shutdown corner for the Raiders from 1967-78, he sealed victory in Super Bowl XI by intercepting Fran Tarkenton and scoring a 75-yard touchdown. Donations for tickets are $75 including luncheon, $50 for the ceremony only. Tickets are available a or by check to PO Box 6363, Oakland, CA 94603 For information contact Barbara Taylor, at or (510) 436-5253. Or Arif Khatib at or (510) 508-3309.
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