The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) is saddened to hear of the passing of 2001 BASHOF Inductee – Willie Brown on October 22, 2019.

Willie Brown played cornerback for the Oakland Raiders for 12 of his 16 playing years, from 1967-1978. He started for the Raiders in Super Bowl II and Super Bowl XI. A 75 yard interception return for a TD in Super Bowl XI was the highlight, but he still holds the pro record of at least one interception per season for all of his 16 years. He was named to four Pro Bowls and five AFL-All Star games. His 39 interceptions as a Raider is still a team record. One of the finest and most feared cornerbacks, he is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For more information regarding Willie Brown – click on the links below for detailed articles:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001068560/article/raiders-legend-hof-db-willie-brown-passes-away

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27903518/willie-brown-hall-fame-cornerback-raiders-dies-78