Eddie Brown (arena football)

Eddie Brown
No. 17
Position: Offensive specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-10-02) October 2, 1969
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana Tech
Undrafted: 1991
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
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
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Eddie Brown (born October 2, 1969), nicknamed "Touchdown Eddie Brown", is a former arena football offensive specialist. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.

Brown spent his entire professional playing career with the Albany/Indiana Firebirds.

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 and 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. In his two seasons there, he recorded 76 receptions for 1,126 yards and nine touchdowns. He also recorded 25 kickoff returns for 504 yards and one touchdown, 28 punt returns for 398 yards and one touchdown and six carries for 60 yards and one touchdown.

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]

Coaching career

Brown began his coaching career while in Albany. He 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 current NFL wide receiver, Tandon Doss, of the Baltimore Ravens. 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]


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

Awards and honors

On January 18, 2006, Brown was selected by AFL as the best player in AFL history.[2]

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


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