Charlie Brandon

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Charlie Brandon
Date of birth September 13, 1945
Career information
Position(s) Defensive End & Offensive Guard
College Shaw University
Career history
As player
1967 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1967–69 Norfolk Neptunes
1972–78 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star 1978
Awards 1973 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

Charlie Brandon is a former award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion lineman in the Canadian Football League playing 7 seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders.[1]

A graduate of Shaw University, Brandon started his career playing one game for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1967.[2] He then spent 3 seasons in the Continental Football League playing for the semi-pro Norfolk Neptunes.[3] He returned to Canada and began a 7-year stay in Ottawa, where he was a part of the feared “Capital Punishment” defensive unit.[4] He won two Grey Cups and in his final season switched to offensive guard, and was an all-star.[5] He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 1973.