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Eagle Keys bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Eagle Keys

Head Coaching Career

Head Coach of the Edmonton Eskimos
1959 - 1963

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1965 - 1970

BC Lions
1971 - 1975

Awards and Honours

Annis Stukus Trophy
1968 (1)

Grey Cup Participation as a Head Coach
1960, 1966, 1967, 1969 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as a Head Coach
1966 (1)

During his playing career from 1949 to 1954, Eagle Keys won two Grey Cups. The first one was in 1949 with the Montreal Alouettes and his second Grey Cup win was in 1954 with the Edmonton Eskimos. Also during his playing days, he was selected to three All-Star teams. Keys' is often remembered for his final game, the 1954 Grey Cup, because he played it with a broken bone in his knee.

After Keys' playing career, he was a scout and an assistant coach before becoming the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1959. In his 16-year coaching record, Keys had 147 wins, 121 losses and 8 ties. While with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he coached the team to four first place finishes, four Grey Cup appearances, and a Grey Cup victory in 1966.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1990 as a builder.

Class of 1990

Jim CorrigallDave FennellEagle KeysMarv LusterKen Preston

Football Reporters of Canada

Ralph AllenRJ FrewinBob HughesDon Wittman

Keys, Eagle
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