American Football Database
American Football Database
Eddie Brown
No. 17     
Offensive specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-10-02) October 2, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted in 1991
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Albany/Indiana Firebirds (19942003)
 As coach:
* Tamarac High School NY (B Ball coach)
  • Shaker High School (JV WR)
  • Ben Davis High School (WR) (2006)
  • Fort Wayne Fusion (2007)
  • Wabash College (Asst) (2007–2008)
  • Fort Scott C.C. (Asst) (2009–2010)
  • Wyandotte High School (2011–2014)
  • Northwestern High School (2014)
  • Boyd Anderson High School (2015–present)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× First Team All-Arena (1994, 1996, 1999)
  • AFL MVP (1994)
  • AFL Offensive Player of the Year (1996, 1999)
  • Second Team All-Arena (1998)
  • ArenaBowl champion (XIII)
  • AFL 15th Anniversary Team (2001)
  • AFL's 20 Greatest Players #1 (2006)
  • Arena Football Hall of Fame inductee (2011)
  • AFL's 25 Greatest Players #2 (2012) [1][2]
  • No. 17 jersey retired by Albany (2018)
Receptions     950
Rec. Yards     12,736
Rec. Touchdowns     303
Rush Att-Rush Yards-Rush TDs     89-213-32
KR-KR Yards-KR TDs     166-2,756-9
Stats at

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

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.

FBS Statistics

source Receiving Rushing
Year School G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
1989 Louisiana Tech 10 26 327 12.6 3 - - - -
1990 Louisiana Tech 11 50 799 16.0 6 6 59 9.8 1
Career Louisiana Tech 21 76 1,126 14.8 9 6 59 9.8 1

Professional career

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.[1][2] On August 12, 2011, Brown was named as an Inductee into the AFL Hall of Fame.

Coaching career

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.[3]

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.

He became the coach at Miami Northwestern in February 2014,[4] but after one season was suspended for undisclosed reasons[5] after leading the Bulls to the playoffs.

In 2015, Brown became the head coach of Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.[6]

Personal life

Brown's son, Antonio Brown, is an All-Pro wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders.[7]


External links

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