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Dan Kearns
Date of birth: (1956-11-23) November 23, 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth: São Luís, Maranhão
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): DL
University: Simon Fraser
High school: Scarborough (ON) Wexford
CFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
Drafted by: Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards

Dan Kearns (born November 23, 1956) is a former Canadian football defensive lineman who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the second round of the 1980 CFL Draft.[1] He played CIS football at Simon Fraser University and attended Wexford High school in Scarborough, Ontario. Dan's twin brother Steve also played in the CFL.[2]

Early years

Kearns was born in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil and played soccer as a youth. His family moved back to Canada so Dan and his brother Steve could attend Wexford High school. They first played Canadian football in Grade 11.[2]

College career

Kearns played CIS football for the Simon Fraser Clan.[2]

Professional career

Edmonton Eskimos

Kearns was selected by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 18th pick in the 1980 CFL Draft. He played for the Eskimos from 1980 to 1988, winning the Grey Cup four times.[3]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Kearns played in four games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1989.[3]


  1. "Draft Tracker". Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 O'Connor, Joe (October 25, 2005). "First and God". Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dan Kearns". Retrieved May 2, 2015.

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