EDMONTON ESKIMOS
IN THE HALL OF FAME

 

KEYS, EAGLE * (Elected as a builder, April 28, 1990.)

He came to the Canadian Football League as a Player in 1949 and remained involved with the

League for more than a quarter century.  Best remembered as a player for his final game (the

Eskimos' 1954 Grey Cup triumph) when he played on a broken leg.  He coached Edmonton from

1959 until 1963, became an assistant coach with Saskatchewan in 1964 and was promoted to

Head Coach in 1965.  He was picked as Coach of the Year in 1968.  In 1970, the

Roughriders finished with a mark of 14 wins and 2 losses, a CFL record that stood until

1989 when Edmonton went 16-2.  Keys resigned at the end of that season and coached B.C. from

1971 until partway through the 1975 season.


Text Source: www.cfl.ca

Updated and edited Dec 22, 2012

 

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