It can now be said that a professional football hall of famer coaches in Kansas City, Kan.
Wyandotte Bulldogs football head coach Eddie Brown has been selected to join this year's Arena Football League Hall of Fame class.
Before roaming the sidelines at Wyandotte, Brown was one of the greatest AFL players in the history of the league – perhaps the greatest of all time.
He was ranked as the Greatest Player in AFL History by an AFL Historical Committee in 2006.
He was named the AFL Offensive Player of the Year three times in 1994, 1996 and 1999.
“The 2011 Hall of Fame Class is filled with an elite group of players, coaches and executives,” Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “Each member has played an important role in the game of Arena Football and where it is today. All ten deserve to be inducted to the first AFL Hall of Fame class since 2002.”
While a receiver professionally, Brown's philosophy last year for the Bulldogs involved hard-nosed football and a strong ground game.
After inheriting a program that won one game in four seasons, Brown won two last year for the Bulldogs in his first season as head coach.
During his AFL career, Brown garnered the nickname "Touchdown" Eddie Brown.
Statistically, you can see why that nickname applied so well to him. He finished his AFL career with 303 touchdowns and 949 career receptions.
In one game alone, he had nine touchdowns.
Brown and nine other players from the league will be inducted during the 2012 AFL Kickoff Weekend.