Eddie Brown: All the Info You Need About the NFL Star

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Eddie Brown, born Edward Lee Brown, is a former professional American football player who played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL).

Though his career did not span even a decade, he was successful in leading an impressive job.

He is a retired footballer, but he has a son who is carrying on the light. His son Antonio Brown has made a name for himself.

Eddie Brown in action
Eddie Brown in action (Source: Indystar.com)

To the point that people don’t search for Eddie Brown’s son; instead, they search for Antonio Brown‘s Father.

Let’s learn more about Antonio Brown’s Father, starting with some quick facts.

Eddie Brown | Quick Facts

Full Name Edward Lee Brown
Birth Date 18 December 1962
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Current Residence N/A
Nick Name Touchdown Eddie Brown
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Famous for being American footballer
Ethnicity Black
  • Miami Senior High School
  • University of Miami
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Age 61 years old
Height 6 feet (183 cm)
Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Hobbies Traveling, Reading, and Music
Favorite Destination N/A
Profession Athlete
Marital Status N/A
Kids Two sons
Net Worth $1.5 million
Merch  Cincinnati Bengals Items
Last Updated May, 2024

Eddie Brown Early Days and Education

The former NFL star was born on the 18th of December, 1962, and raised in Miami, Florida. He has yet to speak any words about his parents and his siblings.

Eddie Brown attended and graduated high school from Miami Senior High School. Similarly, he attended the University of Miami, where he was a star athlete.

Any other info regarding his personal life has not been released.

Eddie Brown Career

College Career

Brown’s early career starts with his high school. He played high school football for the Miami Senior High School as a teenager.

His high school performance was respectable, not that fancy, inspiring him to continue playing football in college.

Eddie played college football after his high school career, Representing The Miami Hurricane of the University of Miami.

He was a member of the 1983 Miami Hurricane football team, which led the Uni of Miami to its first-ever National Championship title.

The team played against the University of Nebraska in the 1984 Orange Bowl finals, bagging the national title with a one-point lead.

Following that, the next year, he has named a consensus first-team All-American.

Brown was also the first wide receiver to cross the 1000 yards receiving mark in the history of the University of Miami.

Among the 1000 yards, 220 were covered in a single match against Boston College in the famous ‘Hail Flutie’ game.

But unfortunately, the Miami Hurricanes could not win the match, losing by two points.

Brown left the Uni of Miami, leaving a school career record for receiving touchdowns, yards, and receptions.

Professional Career

In the 1985 National Football League draft, Brown was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 13th overall pick and the 2nd receiver to be selected.

He has selected just three picks before Jerry Rice.

Brown came into action the same year after he impressed the team coaches and managers.

Given his talent for the game, he was made a team member the same year he was drafted, and he did not let the coaches down.

Brown was entitled the National Football League Rookie of the Year in 1985, accounting for a total of 8 touchdowns along with 53 catches.

Eddie Brown staring into the abyss
Eddie Brown staring into the abyss (Source indystar.com)

The same year, he has also entitled the AP Offensive Rookie of the year. For Eddie Brown, 1988 was the height of his professional football career.

He won the 1988 American Football Conference (AFC) with the Miami Hurricanes, recording 53 passes for 1273 yards and touchdowns.

This fantastic feat led the team to the Super Bowl XXIII, facing off against the 1988 National Football Conference (NFC) titleholder, the San Francisco 49ers.

Unfortunately, the AFC winners should not take the lead and lost the game to the NFC winners by a four-point leader.

This was the first and only super bowl match Eddie Brown got the chance to play. Moreover, in the 1988 AFC league, he was named the player of the week in the 10th week.

Similarly, he was named the player of the week in the 1990 AFC league in the second week.

Eddie Brown Records

The 1273 receiving yards in the 1988 AFC were a record.

Similarly, Brown’s 24 yards per catch average is a record that remains in his name; to date, no one has been able to overtake his record.

Eddie’s 1273 yards record was finally overtaken in 2003 by an NFL player named Chad Johnson.

The new record was 1355, which took 37 more receptions than Eddie.

Eddie Brown during a match
Eddie Brown during a match (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, Eddie also set a for the most receiving yards in a single game, covering 216 yards in total, in the 1988 season.

The record was not broken until Johnson (again) surpassed it, recording 260 yards during a game in 2006.

Eddie Brown’s career came to an end rather quickly in 1991.

He retired from his pro football career with 363 catches for 6134 yards and 41 touchdowns added with 164 rushing yards in a career of seven years.

He debuted for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1985 and played the last game of his career with them in 1991.

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Eddie Brown’s TV appearance

Eddie was featured on The NFL on a CBS tv show that specializes in highlighting football players’ careers. He was featured for three episodes in the show, highlighting his achievements and fantastic performance.

Similarly, he was featured on NFL Monday Nigth Football, another tv show specializing in retired football players. The tv show is currently on its 52nd season.

Moreover, The NFL on N.B.C. also features him on their tv show.

Eddie Brown | Net Worth

Brown led an impressive career which earned him quite a lot, despite his short career span.

Many speculate that his current net worth is 1.5 million dollars, but we do not agree with that number.

He last played professionally in 1991. The amount he earned from his 7-year career has finished in over 30 years.

Moreover, we do not know what he does for a living or what he did after he retired from NFL, but we guarantee his net worth is not $1.5 million.

Eddie Brown’s Son Antonio

Brown’s son Antonio has been one of the best, if not the best, wide receivers in the league.

But he has some issues; from 2019 to late 2020, he was with three different teams but played only one match. Man has some commitment issues.

In October 2020, Brown signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Because of his unprofessional personality, people predict he will never reach his Father’s height despite being more talented in the game than his Father.

Antonio played college football for Central Michigan University. After graduation, he tried his luck in the 2010 NFL draft and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 6th round.

Antonio played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine long years before transferring to New England Patriots, for whom he played only a single match.

Eddie Brown's son Antonio Brown flexing his designer clothes
Eddie Brown’s son Antonio Brown flexing his designer clothes (Source: Instagram)

Following that, he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers halfway through the final season of 2020.

While playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was a seven-time Pro Bowler.

Antonio maintained a 100-plus reception for six seasons straight when playing for the Steelers, establishing himself as one of the best wide receivers in the business.

His career highlight includes scoring 54 points by himself, playing in a wide receiver position, and playing for the Indiana Firebirds.

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Eddie Brown’s Relationship and Baby Antonio

Brown’s current relationship status is not known. However, we know that he was once in a committed relationship with Antonio’s mother.

Eddie does not prefer to disclose his relationships and has not spoken a single word about his dating life.

We are sure he has dated many women, but he has kept it a secret from the public.

Eddie has never been engaged or married, as far as we know.

Although he and his parents started on the wrong foot, Antonio seems to have forgiven them for their unforgivable actions.

He posts pictures of him with his dad Eddie and Eddie also attends his games now and then.

He reportedly maintains a normal relationship with his mother despite kicking him out when he wasn’t even 18.

How many people you know would be able to forgive someone who did this to them? None!’

How about the top 85 quotes by Antonio Brown >>

Social Media Links

Eddie Brown does not use any social media apps, which is expected from a 61 years old. On the other hand, his son Antonio frequently posts on social media platforms.

Antonio Brown

Instagram: 5.2 million followers

Twitter: 1.5 million followers

Facebook: 725k followers


What happened to Eddie Brown?

In 2017, he was a coach at the Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes. But as of 2024, we do not know what he is engaged in.

Perhaps he is still coaching the same school or at least in the coaching business, as it’s his area of expertise.

Where did Eddie Brown go to college?

Eddie Brown went to the University of Miami, but some sources associate him with Navarro College, Texas.

He was living in Miami at the time and could attend college in Texas. Maybe he wanted to move to Navarro before transferring to Uni of Miami; we are not sure.

How many teams has Antonio Brown played on?

Throughout his career, Antonio Brown has played for four different teams. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010 to 2018.

Likewise, he joined Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots in 2019, playing zero matches for the former and one for the latter. Finally, he settled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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