Brian Kelly

Inducted in 1991

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College Team: Washington State University
Brian Kelly first came to Edmonton in 1978, but a pre-season ankle injury kept him on the sidelines until the following season. The clever wide receiver, affectionately called “Howdy Doody” by his teammates, was a 5’9″ dynamo during his entire career.

       In 1979 he 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.


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College Team: Washington State University



Playing Career
Edmonton Eskimos
1979 - 1987

Awards/Honours

—All-Western Wide Receiver
1979 - 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987

—All-Canadian Wide Receiver
1979 - 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987

—Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Rookie
1979

—Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy
1987

—Grey Cup Participation
1979 - 1982, 1986, 1987

—Grey Cup Winning Teams
1979 - 1982, 1987


Class of 1991
—W. T. "Tom" Hinton
—Brian Kelly
—Jim Young
—Norman H. Kimball