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Eddie Brown
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-08-06) August 6, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
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] in Sacramento, California) was a slotback in the Canadian Football League between 1990 & 2002. In all, Brown played with eight CFL teams, and appeared in two Grey Cup championships with the Edmonton Eskimos, winning one 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 of the #1 most memorable play in Grey Cup history.[2]

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