Doug Brown

Doug Brown Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2003. Photo F. Scott Grant

Doug Brown
          Photo courtesy Scott Grant

Inducted: 2012

Member of Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Inducted 2015)

Defensive tackle: 2001-11

CFL All-Star: 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Divisional All-Star: 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CFL Most Outstanding Canadian: 2001

Lew Hayman Trophy (Most Outstanding Canadian, East Division): 2001, 2006, 2007

James McCaffrey Trophy (Most Outstanding Defensive Player, East Division): 2008

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player: 2008

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Canadian: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Defensive Player: 2004, 2008, 2009

Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award: 2010

Ring of Honour: 2016

Doug Brown will long be remembered as not only one of the greatest defensive linemen in Blue Bomber and Canadian Football League history, but one of the greatest players, period.

Originally drafted by the Calgary Stampeders, Brown headed south first and suited up for both the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. And when it came time to return to Canada, a contract dispute with the Stamps saw the Bombers pull off one of the greatest trades in franchise history, landing Brown for first and third-round draft picks (the first rounder turned out to be Jon Oosterhuis, who never played for Calgary but found a home here and became one of Brown’s best friends).

Brown was a force from the interior of the defensive line, named to the CFL All-Star Team seven times and the league’s top Canadian in 2001.