Eddie Brown (Canadian football)

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Eddie Brown
Date of birth (1966-08-06) August 6, 1966 (age 49)
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
Career history
As player
1990 Calgary Stampeders
1991 Ottawa Rough Riders
1992 Sacramento Surge (WLAF)
1992 Toronto Argonauts
1993-1995 Edmonton Eskimos
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs
1996-1997 Edmonton Eskimos
1998 Montreal Alouettes
1998-1999 BC Lions
2000 Toronto Argonauts
2000 Iowa Barnstormers (AFL)
2002 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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