Brian Kelly (wide receiver)

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Brian Kelly
No. 70
Born: (1956-03-27) March 27, 1956 (age 64)
Arcadia, California
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) WR
College Washington State
High school Bishop Amat Memorial
(La Puente, California)
Career history
As player
19791987 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987
CFL West All-Star 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987
Awards 1979 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
1979 Jackie Parker Trophy
1987 Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
Honors1989 Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour
RecordsEskimos Records
  • Most Receptions – Career (575)
  • Most Receiving Yards – Career (11,169)
  • Most Receiving 1000-YD Seasons – Career (6) – (1979, 1981, 1983–85, 1987)
  • Most Receiving Yards – Season (1,812) – 1983
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Career (97)
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Season (18)
  • Most Receiving Touchdowns – Game (4) – June 30, 1984
  • Most Touchdowns – Career (97)
Career stats

Brian Kelly (born March 27, 1956) is a former Canadian Football League wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos who, in nine years from 1979–1987 caught 575 passes for 11,169 yards and 97 touchdowns. Kelly was a member of 5 Grey Cup Championship teams in Edmonton. Kelly was the number 1 target of Eskimos Quarterback Warren Moon in the early '80's. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Kelly was voted one of the CFL's top 50 players (#20) in a poll conducted by Canadian sports network TSN. He graduated from Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California

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