Raiders Legend Willie Brown Passes Away At 78

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Raiders legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown has passed away at the age of 78.

Brown joined the Raiders in 1967, acquired by Raiders owner Al Davis after four seasons with the Denver Broncos. He played for the Raiders through 1978 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1984.

After retirement, Brown was an assistant coach for the Raiders from 1979 through 1988. He coached one season at Long Beach State in 1991 and was a high school coach at Jordan High in Los Angeles in 1994.

Brown played in 3 Super Bowls with the Raiders -- XI, XV and XVIII -- and at one time, held the record for the longest Super Bowl interception with a 75-yard return in XI that was eventually broken by James Harrison with the 100-yard return in Super Bowl XLIII.

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