Charlie Brandon
Born:(1943-09-13)September 13, 1943
Wake County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died:August 9, 2022(2022-08-09) (aged 78)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
CollegeShaw University
Career history
As player
1967Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1967–69Norfolk Neptunes
1972–78Ottawa Rough Riders
CFL East All-Star1978
Awards1973 – Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

Charles Edward Brandon[1] (September 13, 1943 – August 9, 2022) was an American football player, all-star, and Grey Cup champion lineman in the Canadian Football League, playing seven seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders.[2]

A graduate of Shaw University, Brandon started his career playing one game for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1967.[3] He then spent three seasons in the Continental Football League playing for the semi-pro Norfolk Neptunes.[4] He returned to Canada and began a seven-year stay in Ottawa, where he was a part of the feared "Capital Punishment" defensive unit.[5] He won two Grey Cups and in his final season switched to offensive guard, and was an all-star.[6] He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 1973.

Brandon died on August 9, 2022, at the age of 78, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[7][1]


  1. ^ a b "Charlie Brandon". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  2. ^ Capital Region Football: Ottawa Rough Riders all-time roster Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived April 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Booster Club of the Continental Football League". Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Team Retro Profile: Ottawa Rough Riders". Archived from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  6. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry: Charlie Brandon
  7. ^ "Obituary: Charles Edward Brandon". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved August 16, 2022.