Steve Brown (American football)

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Steve Brown
Coach Steve Brown in 2010.jpg
Brown visits the Kentucky Army National Guard in 2010.
Tennessee Titans
Assistant secondary coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1960-03-20) March 20, 1960 (age 54)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Career information
High school: Sacramento (CA) McClatchy
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Debuted in 1983 for the Houston Oilers
Last played in 1990 for the Houston Oilers
Coaching debut in 1995 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

As player:

Career NFL statistics
Interceptions 18
Quarterback sacks 5.0
Stats at NFL.com

Steven Douglas "Steve" Brown (born March 20, 1960) is a former American football cornerback who is currently assistant secondary coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Brown played his entire pro football career with the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) from 1983 to 1990. He played college football at Oregon.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Brown graduated from C. K. McClatchy High School in 1979.[1]

College career[edit]

Brown played defensive back and kick returner for four seasons on the University of Oregon Ducks football team from 1979 to 1982 under coach Rich Brooks. Brown graduated in 1983 with a degree in English literature and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.[2] Brown returned 78 kickoffs for 1,868 yards and a touchdown and 18 punts for 185 yards and a touchdown. He also had 8 interceptions returned for 139 yards and a touchdown.[3][4]

Professional playing career[edit]

From 1983 to 1990, Brown played at left cornerback for the Houston Oilers. He had 18 interceptions returned for 264 yards and a touchdown and also had 5 sacks. Brown was also a kick returner from 1983 to 1985, with 36 returns for 857 yards and a touchdown.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1995, Brown reunited with Rich Brooks, his former coach at Oregon, to become a defensive assistant coach for the St. Louis Rams under Brooks. Brown moved to coaching cornerbacks in 1996 and remained cornerbacks coach in 1997 under new coach Dick Vermeil.[4] From 1998 to 2000, including the 1999 Super Bowl XXXIV championship season, Brown coached the defensive backs at St. Louis.[4] Brown coached under Mike Martz in the 2000 season. Among Rams players coached by Brown include Dre' Bly, Kevin Carter, London Fletcher, and Todd Lyght.

In 2003, Brown joined Rich Brooks's staff at the University of Kentucky as defensive backs coach. Brown remained in that position until 2006 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2007.[2] Brown remained defensive coordinator in Joker Phillips's inaugural 2010 staff and became co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in 2011.[4] Brown coached in Kentucky teams with three straight bowl wins (2006 Music City Bowl, 2007 Music City Bowl, and 2009 Liberty Bowl) as well as two runner-up bowl appearances (2009 Music City Bowl, 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl).

In 2012, Brown joined Mike Munchak's staff at the Tennessee Titans as assistant secondary coach; he remained at this position under new coach Ken Whisenhunt in 2014.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Brown is the older brother of actress Olivia Brown, who co-starred in the hit 1980's NBC TV show Miami Vice.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steve Brown". pro-football-reference. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Steve Brown". Kentucky Wildcats. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Steve Brown". sports-reference.com/cfb. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Steve Brown". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bears` defensive tackle Steve McMichael noted whimsically...". Chicago Tribune. October 12, 1986. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 

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