Eagle “Buddy” Keys

Bio

Full name: Eagle Keys

Nickname: Buddy

Born Dec. 4, 1923 in Tompkinsville, KY

Last Season (1954) Vitals:
  • Position: C
  • Jersey: #40
Amateur Programs
  • Western Kentucky
6 Season Career with MTL, EDM

Active years: 1949–1954

83 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 80 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
  • 1968 Winner (SSK) Coach of the Year
  • 1970 Runner Up (SSK) Coach of the Year
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Eagle “Buddy” Keys was inducted into the Builder wing in 1990 (CFHoF profile).

Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour

Eagle “Buddy” Keys was inducted in 1987.

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
6 seasons
(Rank: T1651st,
84th percentile,
6 CFL seasons)
2 teams 80
(Rank: T1556th,
85th percentile,
80 CFL games)
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
  • 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
Regular Season24613110780.5654,8464,574
Playoffs27151200.556438401
Grey Cup41300.2504783