Eddie Brown (wide receiver)

Eddie Lee Brown (born December 18, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1985-1991. He played football collegiately at the University of Miami.

Eddie Brown
No. 81
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:December 18, 1962 (age 56)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:6,134
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

College career

Brown was part of the 1983 Miami Hurricanes football team that upset the University of Nebraska in the 1984 Orange Bowl to earn Miami's first National Championship. The following year, Brown was a consensus first-team All-American and was the first wide receiver in UM history to amass over 1,000 yards receiving, with 220 of those yards (on 10 catches) coming in the famous "Hail Flutie" shootout with Boston College. Brown would leave Miami with school career records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

Professional career

In the 1985 NFL Draft, Brown was the second receiver selected (after Al Toon) and the 13th pick overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, three picks ahead of Jerry Rice. In 1985 he won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award with 53 receptions for 942 yards and eight touchdowns.

In 1988, Brown caught 53 passes for 1,273 yards and nine touchdowns, topping the high-powered Bengals offense in yards and leading the Bengals to the 1988 AFC Championship and Super Bowl XXIII. The season earned Brown his only trip to the Pro Bowl. His 1,273 receiving yards was a franchise record, and his 24 yards per catch average is an NFL single-season record that still stands for receivers with 50+ receptions.[1]

Brown's team record for receiving yards was later surpassed by Chad Johnson's 1,355 yards in 2003, but it took Johnson 37 more receptions than Brown (90) to reach this mark. Brown also set a franchise record for most receiving yards in a single game (216) in the 1988 season, which stood until surpassed by Johnson's 260 receiving yards in a game during the 2006 season.

Brown's final NFL season was in 1991. He finished his seven-year NFL career with 363 catches (seventh in Bengals history) for 6,134 yards (fifth) and 41 touchdowns (fourth), along with 164 rushing yards.[2]


  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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1985 Cincinnati Bengals season

The 1985 Cincinnati Bengals season was their 16th in the National Football League (NFL). Wide receiver Isaac Curtis, a premier Bengal for 12 years, retired shortly before training camp opened. Second-year QB Boomer Esiason replaced Ken Anderson. The Bengals set a club scoring record with 441 points.

1985 NFL Draft

The 1985 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. The draft was held April 30 and May 1, 1985, at the Omni Park Central Hotel in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

The first six selections of the draft made at least one Pro Bowl, and three of the first 16 picks — Bruce Smith, Chris Doleman, and Jerry Rice — have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.For the second consecutive season, there were no quarterbacks chosen in the first round on draft day, although University of Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar was selected by the Browns in the supplemental draft several months later.

1985 NFL season

The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. The season ended with Super Bowl XX when the Chicago Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46–10 at the Louisiana Superdome. The Bears became the second team in NFL history (after the previous season's San Francisco 49ers) to win 15 games in the regular season and 18 including the playoffs.

Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award is an annual award given to the top offensive and defensive first-year players in the National Football League (NFL) as adjudged by the Associated Press (AP). Winners are selected by a nationwide panel of 50 members of the AP who regularly cover the league. The AP has chosen an offensive rookie of the year since 1957 and a defensive rookie of the year since 1967.

Ballots are cast at the end of the regular season, before the playoffs. Since 2011, winners of the AP Rookie of the Year awards are announced at the NFL Honors presentation the night before the Super Bowl along with the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award and other AP awards. While several organizations recognize their own NFL Rookie of the Year, the NFL considers the award given by the AP to be its official honor, with the winners listed in the league's annual Record and Fact Book. Running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants and linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts were named AP Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, respectively for the 2018 season.

Cincinnati Bengals draft history

This page is a list of the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League draft selections. The first draft the Bengals participated in was the 1968 NFL/AFL draft, in which they made Bob Johnson of Tennessee their first ever selection.

Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown may refer to:

Eddie Brown (wide receiver) (born 1962), American football wide receiver

Eddie Brown (safety) (born 1952), American football defensive back

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Eddie Brown (Canadian football) (born 1966), slotback in the Canadian Football League

Eddie Brown (baseball) (1891–1956), baseball outfielder

Eddie Brown (cricketer) (1911–1978), English cricketer

Eddie Brown (footballer) (1927–1996), English footballer

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Eddie "Bongo" Brown (1932–1984), American Motown percussionist

Eddie Brown (dancer) (1918–1992), American dancer

Eddie C. Brown (born 1940), American investment manager, entrepreneur and philanthropist

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List of Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft picks

The Cincinnati Bengals are a National Football League (NFL) franchise founded as an expansion team of the American Football League in 1968. They joined the National Football League as a result of the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

The Bengals' first draft selection was Bob Johnson, a center from the University of Tennessee. The team's most recent first round selection was Billy Price, a center from the Ohio State University. The Bengals have selected the number one overall pick in the draft three times. They have also selected the second overall pick two times and the third overall pick four times. The team's four selections from the University of Alabama are the most chosen by the Bengals from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Bengals traded their 1989 first round draft pick to the Atlanta Falcons for Atlanta's 1989 second round, fourth round, and tenth round draft picks.

Special teams

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