Willie Brown

Who is Willie Brown?

Willie Brown is a Hall of Famer and was one of the most beloved players in Oakland Raiders history. Willie Brown was an American Football League cornerback with the Oakland Raiders. He was also named 50th on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Willie Brown – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Willie Brown was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi on December 2, 1940.

He died on October 21, 2019, at the age of 78, in Tracy, California.

He is of African-American origin and of American nationality.

He attended Taylor High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University.

Net Worth of Willie Brown? Salary, Earning

Willie Brown’s net worth was estimated to be $26 million in 2019.

He played college football at Grambling State University before commencing his professional career.

He was then signed by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League (AFL) and released during training camp.

Later, in 1979, he was hired by the Denver Broncos, where he served as a starter and garnered ALL-AFL accolades in his second season.

He began his career as a cornerback for the Oakland Raiders in 1967, after three years with the Broncos.

He was a three-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-team AFLer, and three-time Second-team All-AFLer throughout his career.

Then, from 1970 through 1988, he worked as a defensive backs coach with the Oakland Raiders.

He went on to become the head coach of Long Beach State and Jordan High School.

From 1995 to 2019, he was the Oakland Raiders’ Director of Staff Development.

Facts of Willie Brown

Real Name Willie Ferdie Brown
Birthday 2 December 1940
Birthplace Yazoo City, Mississippi
Death 21 October 2019
Death Place Tracy, California
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession American Football Player, Coach, and executive
Parents Not Disclosed
Dating/Girlfriend No
Married/Wife Yvonne Brown
Sibling Not disclosed
Salary Under Review
Net Worth $26 million

Relationship Status

Willie Brown has a wife and children.

He did not divulge much about his personal life

He did, however, have two marriages before his legacy ended.

In Oakland, he was living with his second wife, Yvonne Brown.

His first marriage, however, had not been made public.

From his first marriage, he had three children: two daughters and a son.

He also has three grandchildren and owns Willie Brown’s Liquors in the Fruitvale District.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Color

Brown is also 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs roughly 88kg.

He has black hair and dark eyes.

Willie Brown- Professional Career

Brown was an American Football League cornerback with the Oakland Raiders.

He was also named 50th on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

Willie Brown
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Social Media

There is no information about his social media.

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Quick Facts about Willie Brown

  • Willie was also named 50th on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
  • His death was announced by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Raiders.
  • Cancer was the reason for his death.
  • He was a three-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-team AFLer, and three-time Second-team All-AFLer throughout his career.
  • He has a wife and children.