Dan Kearns

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Dan Kearns
No. 95
Born: (1956-11-23) November 23, 1956 (age 64)
São Luís, Maranhão
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DL
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
University Simon Fraser
High school Scarborough (ON) Wexford
CFL draft 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
19801988 Edmonton Eskimos
1989 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards

Dan Kearns (born November 23, 1956) is a former Canadian football defensive lineman who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the second round of the 1980 CFL Draft. [1] He played CIS football at Simon Fraser University and attended Wexford High school in Scarborough, Ontario. Dan's twin brother Steve also played in the CFL. [2]

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Early years

Kearns was born in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil and played soccer as a youth. His family moved back to Canada so Dan and his brother Steve could attend Wexford High school. They first played Canadian football in Grade 11. [2]

College career

Kearns played CIS football for the Simon Fraser Clan. [2]

Professional career

Edmonton Eskimos

Kearns was selected by the Edmonton Eskimos with the 18th pick in the 1980 CFL Draft. He played for the Eskimos from 1980 to 1988, winning the Grey Cup four times. [3]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Kearns played in four games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1989. [3]

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References

  1. "Draft Tracker". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on May 13, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 O'Connor, Joe (October 25, 2005). "First and God". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Dan Kearns". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.