Eddie Brown
Born: (1966-08-06) August 6, 1966 (age 55)
Sacramento, California
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
CollegeIowa State
Career history
As player
1990Calgary Stampeders
1991Ottawa Rough Riders
1992Sacramento Surge
1992Toronto Argonauts
19931995Edmonton Eskimos
1995Memphis Mad Dogs
19961997Edmonton Eskimos
1998Montreal Alouettes
19981999BC Lions
2000Toronto Argonauts
2000Iowa Barnstormers
2002Ottawa Renegades
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1993)
CFL All-Star1996
CFL West All-Star1996, 1999
Career stats
(Avg: 16.3 yds; TDs: 60; Lg: 78)
Kickoff Returns24
(Avg: 16.5 yds; TDs: 0; Lg: 27)
Punt Returns139
(Avg: 8.2 yds; TDs: 3; Lg: 92)
Missed FG Returns10
(Avg: 22.0 yds; TDs: 0; Lg: 44)

"Downtown" Eddie Brown (born August 6, 1966[1]) is a former slotback in the Canadian Football League between 1990 & 2002. Brown played with eight CFL teams, and appeared in two Grey Cup championships with the Edmonton Eskimos, winning the 81st Grey Cup 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 one of the most memorable plays in Grey Cup history.[2]


  1. ^ "August 6, 1966 in History". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
  2. ^ "Ten plays to raise a Cup to". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2008-08-11.