Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.154
Date:
1991
Description:
Brian Kelly bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Brian Kelly

Playing Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1979 - 1987

Awards and Honours

Western All-Star Wide Receiver
1979 - 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987 (6)

Canadian Football League (CFL) All-Star Wide Receiver
1979 - 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987 (6)

Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Rookie
1979 (1)

Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
1987 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1979 - 1982, 1986, 1987 (6)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1979 - 1982, 1987 (5)

Career Highlights

  • Played 137 games with the Edmonton Eskimos.

  • 4th on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time career points with 586 (as of 2015).

  • Scored 24 points on June 30, 1984 versus the Ottawa Rough Riders. This places him 2nd on the Edmonton Eskimos All-Time points scored in a game.


Brian Kelly came to the Edmonton Eskimos in 1978, but a pre-season ankle injury kept him on the sidelines until 1979.
The clever wide receiver, nicknamed "Howdy Doody" by his teammates, was a 5'9" dynamo during his entire career. In 1979, Kelly was named the Eskimos most popular player.

Kelly had a career total 575 pass receptions for 11,169 yards and 97 touchdowns. He scored 586 points and had in excess of 1,000 pass-receiving yards in six of his nine seasons. In his final season, Kelly caught 68 passes for 1,626 yards and 13 touchdowns then completed his career with a Grey Cup victory over the Toronto Argonauts.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1991 as a player.

Class of 1991




William Tom HintonBrian KellyNorman KimballJim Young

Football Reporters of Canada




Perc AllenTerry KieltyKen Newans

People:
Kelly, Brian
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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