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 98   Chad Brown   LB
  Height: 6-2   Weight: 245
  Year: 15   Yrs/Pat: 3
  Acquired: FA(Sea)-05
  School: Colorado
  Born: Jul 12, 1970    CA
  Pro Bowl: 1996,1998,1999

Career Transactions

Chad Brown was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on May 10, 2005 ... Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (44th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft ... Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks on February 15, 1997.

Career Statistics

Regular Season Tackles Interceptions Miscellaneous
Year Team G/S TT UT A S Yds No Yds Avg TD PD FF FR Blk
1993 Steelers 16/9 69 43 26 3.0 22.0 0 0 0.0 0 1 2 0 0
1994 Steelers 16/16 119 90 29 8.5 73.0 1 9 9.0 0 5 2 0 0
1995 Steelers 10/10 30 20 10 5.5 40.0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0
1996 Steelers 14/14 81 51 30 13.0 97.5 2 20 10.0 0 5 3 2 0
1997 Seahawks 15/15 104 75 29 6.5 43.0 0 0 0.0 0 3 1 4 0
1998 Seahawks 16/16 150 119 31 7.5 37.5 1 11 11.0 0 8 1 1 0
1999 Seahawks 15/15 117 87 30 5.5 29.0 0 0 0.0 0 6 2 1 0
2000 Seahawks 16/16 94 71 23 6.0 20.0 1 0 0.0 0 3 2 1 0
2001 Seahawks 16/16 106 80 26 8.5 74.0 0 0 0.0 0 6 2 1 0
2002 Seahawks 8/8 50 42 8 6.0 28.0 0 0 0.0 0 2 1 0 0
2003 Seahawks 14/14 86 74 12 7.0 39.0 1 -1 0.0 0 3 1 2 0
2004 Seahawks 7/7 37 26 11 1.0 14.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0
2005 Patriots 15/5 54 35 19 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 3 0

Totals   178/161 1097 813 284 78.0 517.0 6 39 6.5 0 43 19 18 0

Career Highlights

Brown has recorded 1,043 career tackles (778 solo), 78.0 sacks, six interceptions, 19 forced fumbles and 15 fumble recoveries in his 12-year career.

Entering 2005, Brown has played in 163 career games with 156 starts and has started every game in which he has played dating back to his rookie season (1993).

Brown owns 78.0 career sacks, more than any other active NFL linebacker.

During his eight-year stint with the Seahawks, Brown averaged 93 tackles per season and had more tackles (744) than any other Seattle player over that span.

Brown averaged 100 tackles per season in 2000 and 2001, starting all 16 games in each campaign.

During the 2002 season, Brown recorded at least one sack in five consecutive games starting with Arizona (9/15) ending at St. Louis (10/20), his longest such streak since the 1997 season.

In 1999, Brown led team in tackles for third consecutive season with 117 stops (87 solo) en route to his third AFC Pro Bowl selection.

Brown recorded a career-high 150 tackles in 1998 and finished second on the team with 7.5 quarterback sacks. For his effort he was voted to the Pro Bowl and started at outside linebacker for the AFC squad.

Brown earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after recording 13.0 sacks for Pittsburgh in 1996, a season in which he was named first team All-NFL by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and Pro Football Weekly, among other publications.

Brown collected a single-game career high with 4.5 sacks at Cincinnati in 1996.

Brown collected three of his four postseason sacks in the Steelers' 42-14 wild card victory over the Colts in the 1996 playoffs.  As a rookie, Brown made an immediate impact by registering 69 tackles (43 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles. He earned first team All-Rookie honors from Pro Football Weekly, Pro Football News and the Pro Football Writers Association.

2007 Season

2007 (2/0/0/6):  Signed as a free agent on Sept. 13, 2007... Released on Oct. 10, 2007... Resigned on Nov. 27, 2007.

San Diego (9/16):  Came on in reserve and played on special teams coverage units in the Patriots’ 38-14 win over the Chargers in his season debut... Registered two special teams tackles on punts.  Buffalo (9/23):  Inactive.  at Cincinnati (10/1):  Inactive.  Cleveland (10/7):  Inactive.  at Baltimore (12/3):  Inactive.  Pittsburgh (12/9):  Inactive.  N.Y. Jets (12/16):  Played in reserve on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets.  Miami (12/23):  Inactive.

2005 Season

2005 (15/5/0/1): Started five of the Patriots first six games and inside linebacker.

Oakland (9/8): Started at inside linebacker in his first contest in a Patriots uniform ... Registered six tackles (4 solo) in the Patriots' 30-20 victory over the Raiders on opening night. at Carolina (9/18): Started at inside linebacker and notched eight tackles (6 solo). at Pittsburgh (9/25): Saw action as reserve at inside linebacker ... Notched three tackles ( 2 solo) in the Patriots' 23-20 victory over the Steelers ... Teamed with Willie McGinest to stop Cedrick Wilson for no gain on a reverse in the fourth quarter. San Diego (10/2): Finished second on the team with nine tackles (7 solo). at Atlanta (10/9): Tied for the team lead with seven tackles (4 solo) in the Patriots' 31-28 win over the Falcons. at Denver (10/16): Notched six tackles (3 solo) ... Stonewalled Tatum Bell for a 1- yard loss on a rush off right guard in the third quarter. Buffalo (10/30): Inactive. Indianapolis (11/7): Saw action in a reserve role at outside linebacker and collected four tackles (3 solo). at Miami (11/13): Saw action on the defensive line in pass rush situations in the Patriots' 23-16 road victory over the Dolphins ... Collected a special teams tackle on coverage units. New Orleans (11/20): Saw limited action at linebacker in the Patriots' 24-17 win over the Saints. at Kansas City (11/27): Played in a reserve role at linebacker and on special teams coverage units. N.Y. Jets (12/4): Saw limited action in the Patriots' 16-3 victory over the Jets. at Buffalo (12/11): Played on special teams protection units in the Patriots' commanding 35-7 road victory over the Bills. Tampa Bay (12/17): Saw limited action on defense in pass rush situations and collected a tackle in the Patriots' 28-0 shutout victory over the Buccaneers. at N.Y. Jets (12/26): Played in a reserve role at linebacker and recorded two solo tackles in the Patriots' 31-21 victory over the Jets. Miami (1/1): Saw significant action at outside linebacker and notched eight tackles (4 solo).

2005 Postseason (2/0/0/0): Jacksonville (1/7): Saw significant action as a reserve at linebacker during passing situations in the Patriots’ 28-3 AFC Wild Card victory over the Jaguars … Collected two tackles and a pass defensed in defensive play … Registered a solo tackle on special teams coverage units … Batted down a pass intended for Alvin Pearman in the third quarter. at Denver (1/14): Collected a solo tackle in defensive play … Teamed with Hank Poteat to stop Rod Smith for five yards on a third-and-seven play in the first quarter.

2004 Season

2004 (7/7, 1/1 - Seattle): Started all seven regular season games in which he appeared ... Registered 37 tackles (26 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Carolina (10/31): Tied for the team-lead with six stops (3 solo). St. Louis (11/14): Tied season-high with six tackles (five solo). Miami (11/21): Had three tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery, the 15th of his career, returning it 15 yards to the Miami 15 yard line late in the fourth quarter to seal the win ... His 15 return yards moved him in to first-place on Seattle's all-time fumble return yards list (96 yards). Atlanta (1/2): Led the team with 11 tackles (6 solo) and posted his first sack of the year resulting in a forced fumble. St. Louis (1/8): Led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo) and posted his fourth career postseason sack.

2003 Season

2003 (14/14, 1/1 - Seattle): Started all 14 games in which he played ... Finished third on team with 86 tackles (73 solo) and second with 7.0 sacks ... Began the season in eighth place on the Seahawks all-time tackle list and finished in fifth (707) moving past Cortez Kennedy (668), Dave Brown (684) and Jeff Bryant (689). Arizona (9/14): Collected his sixth career interception in the Seahawks' 38-0 victory over the Cardinals. Pittsburgh (11/2): Posted his 15th career multi-sack game with two sacks against the Steelers. San Francisco (12/27): Led team with 10 tackles, including two sacks in the Seahawks' 24-17 victory over the 49ers ... Surpassed 1,000 career tackles (1,006) in the finale. Green Bay (1/4): Recorded two tackles in the postseason matchup with the Packers before leaving early in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

2002 Season

2002 (8/8 - Seattle): Started the first eight regular-season games before undergoing season- ending surgery after suffering a broken foot versus Washington ... Finished second on the team totaling six sacks to go along with 50 total tackles (42 solo) ... Recorded at least one sack in five consecutive games starting with Arizona (9/15) ending at St. Louis (10/20), his lon-gest such streak since the 1997 season. Minnesota (9/29): Had a season-high 11 tackles in the Seahawks' 48-23 victory over the Vikings.

2001 Season

2001 (16/16 - Seattle): Started 16 games at outside linebacker ... Finished second on the team with 106 tackles (80 solo) and 8.5 sacks ... Accumulated six passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Was selected as a first alternate at outside linebacker for the AFC Pro Bowl squad, but did not get to make the trip to Hawaii ... Started the season on a torrid sack pace compiling three multi-sack performances in the first four games. Cleveland (9/9): Opened the season with two sacks on eight total tackles in the Seahawks' 9-6 victory over the Browns. Philadelphia (9/23): Registered another two-sack effort versus the Eagles the following week. Jacksonville (10/07): Led the team with 1.5 sacks in the Seahawks' 24-15 victory over the Jaguars. Buffalo (11/18): Posted six tackles and a sack against the Bills ... The sack marked 6.5 sacks through just the ninth game, eclipsing his total from all of 2000 (6.0). Kansas City (11/25): Totaled a season-high and team leading 12 tackles, including a sack against the Chiefs.

2000 Season

2000 (16/16 - Seattle): Started all 16 games and tied for the team lead with 6.0 sacks ... Finished third on the team with 94 tackles (71 solo), while also registering one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a touchdown. Carolina (10/8): Collected 1.5 sacks and his fifth career interception against the Panthers ... The game marked the first of three consecutive contests with at least one sack, the first time he accomplished the feat since 1998. Indianapolis (10/15): Notched 10 tackles, including a sack against the Colts. San Diego (11/5): Registered a season-high 11 tackles, while also recovering a fumble in the victory. Jacksonville (11/12): Sacked Mark Brunell two times, marking the first time he had two sacks in a game since 1998. Denver (11/26): Collected his third career touchdown with a 10-yard fumble return for a score against the Broncos. Buffalo (12/23): In the season finale, collected six tackles and forced and recovered a fumble.

1999 Season

1999 (15/15, 1/1 - Seattle): Led the team in tackles for third consecutive season with 117 (87 solo) en route to his third AFC Pro Bowl selection (second with Seattle) ... Finished fourth on the team with 5.5 sacks and led the team five times in tackles. Detroit (9/12): Recorded five tackles and 1.5 sacks in just one half of action in the season opener, but suffered a neck injury and was forced to miss the second half and the following week. Green Bay (11/1): Tied season high with team leading 12 stops (11 solo) and a forced fumble in Monday Night tilt against the Packers. Tampa Bay (11/28): Tallied 12 tackles (eight solo) and a sack against the Buccaneers. Oakland (12/5): Led the team with 10 tackles (five solo). Kansas City (12/26): Recorded seven tackles and a sack in the Kingdome's finale. N.Y. Jets (1/2): Notched a team-leading 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack. Miami (1/9): Led team with 10 stops (six solo) in playoff loss against the Dolphins.

1998 Season

1998 (16/16 - Seattle): Finished the season as the Seahawks' leader in tackles with 150 total stops (teamhigh and career-best 119 solo), and second with 7.5 quarterback sacks ... Was voted to Pro Bowl and started at outside linebacker for the AFC squad ... His tackle total ranks second in Seahawks team history behind Terry Beeson's 1978 record of 153 total tackles ... His sack total was good for 10th in the AFC ... Recorded at least nine tackles in 12 games, and led the club in total tackles a team-high eight times ... Had a streak of four consecutive games with at least half a quarterback sack during the season (9/20 - 10/11). Pittsburgh (9/27): Tied a career-high with 14 total tackles against his former club. Denver (10/20): Recorded his second 14-tackle effort of season against the Broncos. Kansas City (11/8): Notched the eighth career multi-sack effort of his career with two quarterback throwdowns against the Chiefs ... Recorded the fourth interception of his career when he picked off a Rich Gannon pass at the Seahawks' 15-yard line in the fourth quarter.

1997 Season

1997 (15/15 - Seattle): Started 15 games at right linebacker and led the team with 104 tackles (75 solo) and four fumble recoveries ... Finished third on the team with 6.5 sacks and tied for second with 12.5 tackles for loss … Recorded at least 10 stops in three games and led the team in tackles a team high six times … Finished with a team-high four fumble recoveries, the most recoveries by a Seahawks player since 1991. Denver (9/7): Collected his fi rst career touchdown with a 26- yard fumble return for a score against the Broncos. Indianapolis (9/21): Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after a three-sack performance against the Colts … Was a member of a defense that held the Colts to a franchise low 118 yards. Tennessee (10/5): Registered a season-high 12 tackles against the Titans. New Orleans (11/16): Tied a team record with two fumble recoveries against the Saints. Baltimore (12/7): Registered his second touchdown of the season with a 42-yard fumble return for a score against the Ravens.

1996 Season

1996 (14/14, 2/2 - Pittsburgh): Started 14 games at linebacker and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl as a starter ... Started the season opener at inside linebacker before moving to outside linebacker after a season-ending injury to fi ve-time Pro Bowler Greg Lloyd ... Led the team with 13 sacks, a total that ranked third in the AFC and fourth in the NFL … Finished second on the team with 81 tackles … Missed two-of-the-last-four games with an ankle injury but returned to start both playoff games. Cincinnati (10/13): Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after collecting 11 tackles and an NFL-high 4.5 sacks, one-half off the Pittsburgh team record ... The 4.5 sacks were the highest by an NFL player since 1991. Jacksonville (11/18): Totaled three sacks against the Jaguars. San Diego (12/8): Notched two sacks against the Chargers. Indianapolis (12/29): Totaled five tackles and three sacks against the Colts in a wild card game victory. New England (1/5): Registered six tackles in an AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots.

1995 Season

1995 (10/10, 3/1 - Pittsburgh): Started 10 of the first 11 games, missing the eighth game with an ankle sprain, an injury that also kept him inactive for the last five games of the regular season … Was leading the NFL with 5.5 sacks after five weeks … Returned to play in all three postseason games, starting Super Bowl XXX versus Dallas. Houston (9/10): Collected a three-sack performance against the Oilers. Jacksonville (10/29): Inactive against the Jaguars, the first game he had missed on any level.

1994 Season

1994 (16/16, 2/2 - Pittsburgh): Started all 16 regular season games and led team with 119 tackles (90 solo) ... Finished third on the team with 8.5 sacks ... Collected at least 10 tackles in four games, including a single-game career best 14 (12 solo) against Seattle in Husky Stadium ... Led the team in tackles six times ... Added seven tackles in two postseason starts. Cleveland (12/18): Intercepted his first career pass against the Browns.

1993 Season

1993 (16/9, 1/1 - Pittsburgh): Played 16 games and started the last nine contests at inside linebacker ... Finished the season with 69 tackles, three sacks, and a team-high 10 quarterback pressures. Cincinnati (11/7): Credited with six tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble in his first start to earn a game ball. Miami (12/13): Posted a single-game high 10 tackles, including a sack and forced fumble against the Dolphins. Kansas City (1/8): Started in his first postseason contest and had 10 tackles ... Added one special teams stop.


Chad Brown was born the son of James and Marcia Brown on July 12, 1970 in Pasadena, Calif. ... Played linebacker, tight end, and fullback at John Muir High School in Altadena, Calif. with former teammate Marcus Robertson ... First-team all-state choice as a senior after recording 136 tackles with 11 sacks, and six fumble recoveries ... Added 13 receptions with four touchdowns, 320 rushing yards and three scores ... Named a two-time All-San Gabriel Valley and All-Pacific League choice as a junior and senior ... Team went 14-0 and won CIF title as a junior ... Also lettered in track ... Chad owns his own business, Pro Exotics in Littleton, Colo., where he breeds and sells non-venomous snakes and reptiles ... Currently learning to play the drums ... He and his wife, Kristin (6/11/94), have a daughter, Amani (8/2/96) and a son, Aram (5/12/99) ... Resides in Lone Tree, Colorado in the offseason.


Brown was a four-year starter and two-time first-team All-Big Eight Conference selection at Colorado ... Played inside linebacker his first two seasons before moving to outside linebacker as a junior and senior ... Finished his career with 369 total tackles (242 solo), 38 tackles for loss and 14 sacks ... Finished fourth in school history in total tackles and third in solo stops ... Posted a singleseason high 125 tackles in 1991 along with eight sacks ... Had 15 tackles for loss in both 1991 and 1992 ... Set up the game-winning touchdown with a forced fumble in the 1990 Orange Bowl versus Notre Dame enabling Colorado to win the national championship ... Graduated with a degree in marketing from Colorado.

Extra Points

Chad owns his own business, “Pro Exotics” in Littleton, Colo., where he breeds and sells nonvenomous snakes and reptiles.

Chad teamed with Ted Johnson for two years to form a potent combination in the Colorado Buffaloes’ linebacker corps.

Chad enjoys extreme sports like snowboarding and BMX biking and is learning how to play the drums.