Eagle “Buddy” Keys

Vitals

Bio

Full name: Eagle Keys

Nickname: Buddy

Born Dec. 4, 1923 (96 years old)

Last Season Played: 1954

Position: C

Jersey: #40

Amateur Programs
  • Western Kentucky

Career

6 Season Career with MTL, EDM

Active years: 1949–1954

83 career games (See notes)

  • 80 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)

Awards

  • 1968 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 1970 Runner Up Coach of the Year

Star of the Week/Top Performer

Eagle “Buddy” Keys Career Game Participation

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
6 seasons
(Rank: T1721st,
85th percentile)
2 teams 80
(Rank: 1583rd,
86th percentile)
0 3
1949 MTL 57 12 -- 1
1950 MTL 57 12 -- 0
1951 MTL 57 11 -- 0
1952 EDM 40 13 -- 1
1953 EDM 40 16 -- 0
1954 EDM 40 16 -- 1

Head Coach

  • Edmonton Eskimos (May 29, 1959 – Feb. 5, 1964)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Jan. 1, 1965 – Dec. 23, 1970)
  • CFL All-Stars (July 2, 1970 – July 2, 1970)
  • BC Lions (Jan. 1, 1971 – Aug. 29, 1975)

Eagle “Buddy” Keys's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA