SWEETWATER, TN (WATE) - The drive leading to Sweetwater high school is now known as Kippy Brown Way.
It seemed as if the entire town of Sweetwater turned out Saturday morning to honor a local legend. Brown won two state titles as quarterback at Sweetwater before playing at Memphis and embarking on a long coaching career that included two stints as an assistant at Tennessee.
Brown is currently the wide receivers coach for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks but hasn't forgotten his roots. "These are all my friends and like my wife said, I didn't want to make a big deal out of it," explained Brown. "But certainly that didn't happen. This is a huge deal. I just appreciate all the friendship that the people have given me here through the years and the support and they're a part of this. It couldn't have been done without them."
Brown was being honored in part for his success as quarterback at Sweetwater in the early '70. "We had a good run," said Brown. "Went to three straight state championships and won the last two. That's something that not many people get to do and to be honored like this, I feel like everybody is a part of it. I had great teammates, great faculty, great coaches and that's what happens when people don't care who gets the credit."