In '94 Eddie exploded onto the scene as an Albany Firebirds rookie with a jaw dropping 44 TD receptions on the season. Not only did he lead the AFL but the next closest receiver had 29. He also lead the league in receptions and was third in receiving yards. It was an absolutely dominant performance, especially for a rookie and it rightfully earned him league MVP honors as well as a pretty cool nickname.
Eddie went on to have a masterful career racking up accolade after accolade, essentially accomplishing everything a WR in the arena football league could possibly ever hope to accomplish. In ‘99 the Firebirds defeated the defending champion Orlando Predators in the Arena Bowl in a game where TD Eddie Brown lived up to his name hauling in 4 TD passes. That was the first and last championship the Firebirds won. To this day Brown ranks top 10 in the main all-time AFL receiving categories. He’s been ranked by ESPN among others as the greatest arena football player of all time.
While in the Albany area Eddie also began his coaching career at Shaker High School. He has been coaching in the high school, college and arena ranks since retiring from the AFL, most recently as head coach at Boyd H. Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On Saturday, August 5th, Eddie will be attending the inaugural Upstate Flag League combine at the Halfmoon Sportsplex in Clifton Park. Eddie will speak to UFL players & coaches about what it takes to be a successful football player and maybe even catch a few passes from some guys participating in the passing drills.
Chet Davis from Upstate Sports Edge on WRGB will be covering and possibly even participating in the event. Chet Davis and Upstate Sports Edge will also be covering the UFL draft the following Sunday.
A round robin scrimmage will give coaches an opportunity to see what free agents have to offer.
Salih Banks First Overall Pick in 2017 UFL Draft.
The draft and season have been pushed back one week.
Nature's Own is giving a $400 cach prize to the Coach of the Year.
gotbeer.com to give $500 cash prize to 2017 Upstate Flag League MVP.