Eddie Brown (Canadian football)

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Eddie Brown
Date of birth: (1966-08-06) August 6, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): WR/SB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Iowa State
Organizations
As player:
1990
1991
1992
1992
1993-1995
1995
1996-1997
1998
1998-1999
2000
2000
2002
Calgary Stampeders
Ottawa Rough Riders
Sacramento Surge (WLAF)
Toronto Argonauts
Edmonton Eskimos
Memphis Mad Dogs
Edmonton Eskimos
Montreal Alouettes
British Columbia Lions
Toronto Argonauts
Iowa Barnstormers (AFL)
Ottawa Renegades
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1993)
CFL All-Star: 1996
CFL West All-Star: 1996, 1999
Career stats
Receiving 532
(Avg: 16.3 yds; TDs: 60; Lg: 78)
Kickoff Returns 24
(Avg: 16.5 yds; TDs: 0; Lg: 27)
Punt Returns 139
(Avg: 8.2 yds; TDs: 3; Lg: 92)
Missed FG Returns 10
(Avg: 22.0 yds; TDs: 0; Lg: 44)
Fumbles 19

"Downtown" Eddie Brown (born August 6, 1966[1]) is a former slotback in the Canadian Football League between 1990 & 2002. Brown played with eight CFL teams, and appeared in two Grey Cup championships with the Edmonton Eskimos, winningthe 81st Grey Cup in 1993.

In 1995 he played for the Memphis Mad Dogs. In 1996, after the demise of the Memphis Mad Dogs, he re-signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. In 1999 he played for the BC Lions.

In total he caught 532 passes for 8663 yards in 160 career CFL games with 63 touchdowns. Eddie had 3 1,000 yard seasons, all with Edmonton, and was a CFL All-Star in 1996 as well as Western All-Star in 1996 and 1999.

His shoestring catch in the snow of the 84th Grey Cup is considered to be one of the most memorable plays in Grey Cup history.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "August 6, 1966 in History". Retrieved 2007-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Ten plays to raise a Cup to". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 

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