|Date of birth:October 2, 1969|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
|College: Louisiana Tech|
|Undrafted in 1991|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* Albany/Indiana Firebirds (1994–2003)
| As coach:|
* Tamarac High School NY (B Ball coach)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 3× First Team All-Arena (1994, 1996, 1999)
|Rush Att-Rush Yards-Rush TDs||89-213-32|
|KR-KR Yards-KR TDs||166-2,756-9|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Eddie Brown (born October 2, 1969), nicknamed "Touchdown Eddie Brown", is a former arena football offensive specialist who played for the Albany/Indiana Firebirds of the Arena Football League (AFL) from 1994 to 2003. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.
College career[edit | edit source]
Brown originally attended Fort Scott Community College where he was an All-conference and NJCAA honorable mention All-American. In his two seasons there, he recorded 67 receptions for 1,375 yards and 16 touchdowns.
He then transferred to Louisiana Tech University for his final two seasons. In his first year there, he ranked 17th in the nation in punt returns with 11.81 yards-per-return. Though a wide receiver, Brown also recorded one interception, which was returned 78 yards for a touchdown. In his two seasons at Louisiana Tech, he recorded 76 receptions for 1,126 yards and nine touchdowns, 25 kickoff returns for 504 yards and one touchdown, 28 punt returns for 398 yards and one touchdown and six carries for 59 yards and one touchdown. Brown played in Louisiana Tech's first bowl game as a member of Division I-A (now the Football Bowl Subdivision), the 1990 Independence Bowl.
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Professional career[edit | edit source]
Brown played for the Albany Firebirds from 1994 until 2001, and moved with the franchise to Indianapolis, Indiana where he played for three more seasons until 2003. In January 2006, as the AFL celebrated its 20th anniversary, Brown was voted the best player in league history. On August 12, 2011, Brown was named as an Inductee into the AFL Hall of Fame.
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
Eddie was a high school coach at Tamarac High School (Brunswick, NY) in both football and basketball in 1996 leading his basketball team to an 18-0 record. Brown then joined the coaching staff at Shaker High School as the junior varsity Wide Receiver coach, as well as freshman basketball. Then in 2006, he joined the coaching staff of 5A Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Varsity wide receivers coach. Coach Brown served as the position coach for former NFL wide receiver, Tandon Doss. After the 2006 season, head coach Tom Allen left to become an assistant coach at Division III Wabash College, former assistant Mike Kirschner took over the head coaching position and Brown remained on staff. Brown was replaced by Coach Mullin in 2008.
Brown was the head coach of The Fort Wayne Fusion of the arenafootball2 league in 2007. The Fusion struggled finishing 5-11.
Brown worked as an assistant coach at his junior college alma mater, Fort Scott Community College until early 2010, when he accepted the position of head coach at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "'Touchdown' Eddie Brown tops Arena top 20 list". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2006-01-18. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2297305.
- "Eddie Brown voted best ever Arena player". Boston.com. 2006-01-18. http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2006/01/18/eddie_brown_voted_best_ever_arena_player/.[dead link]
- "Wide Receivers - Coach Mullin". Archived from the original on 2008-12-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20081212093202/http://www.wayne.k12.in.us/bdfball/mullins.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20150912133532/http://sfhs.cbslocal.com/2015/03/20/audio-rewind-eddie-rabbit-brown-boyd-anderson/. Retrieved 2015-08-05.
- Greg Bishop, "Receiver Brown Making Key Plays for Steelers", The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2011.
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