Brian Kelly (Canadian football)

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Brian Kelly
Date of birth: (1956-03-27) March 27, 1956 (age 58)
Place of birth: Arcadia, California
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): WR
College: Washington State
Organizations
As player:
1979-1987 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987
CFL West All-Star: 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987
Awards: 1979 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
1979 Jackie Parker Trophy
1987 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Honors: 1989 Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
Records:

Eskimos Records

  • Most Receptions – Career (575)
  • Most Receiving Yards – Career (11,169)
  • Most Receiving 1000-YD Seasons - Career (6) - (1979, 1981, 1983-85, 1987)
  • Most Receiving Yards – Season (1,812) - 1983
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Career (97)
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Season (18)
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Game (4) - June 30, 1984
  • Most Touchdowns – Career (97)
Career stats

Brian Kelly (born March 27, 1956 in Arcadia, California) was a Canadian Football League receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos who, in just nine years from 1979-1987 caught 575 passes for 11,169 yards and 97 touchdowns. Kelly was a member of 5 Grey Cup Championship teams in Edmonton. Kelly was the number 1 target of Eskimos Quarterback Warren Moon in the early 80's. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Kelly was voted one of the CFL's top 50 players (#20) in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN.