Mr. Douglas G. Brown

Biography / May 7, 2013

Mr. Douglas Brown was appointed as Honorary Colonel for the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies in February 2013.

Honorary Colonel Brown, probably best known for his years as a professional football player in the CFL and NFL, was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA in Geography and Psychology. He currently is a sports columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press, does colour commentary for the Blue Bomber broadcasts on CJOB radio, and is a guest panelist on TSN.

Upon graduation in 1997, Honorary Colonel Brown was initially drafted by the Calgary Stampeders before joining the Buffalo Bills in the NFL.  This was followed by three seasons with the Washington Redskins until 2000.  He joined the Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2001, and played Defensive Tackle with the team until his recent retirement from professional football in 2011. During his playing career he was duly recognized as the CFL Most Outstanding Canadian in 2001 and eight times as a CFL All Star.  Not surprisingly, Honorary Colonel Brown has recently become a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame.

Off the field, Honorary Colonel Brown is engaged in a number of activities including:  the Champion Spokesman for KidSport, where he conducts a football camp, Celebrity Ride captain for the Motorcycle Ride for Dad, and a former panel member for Canadian Women in Communication at the Manitoba Club. The KidSport organization focuses on removing barriers for kids to participate in sports activities of all types. He has also volunteered his time and talents to the Humane Society of Winnipeg, Variety Kids, Big Brothers and Big Sisters in the city, as well as being a long standing Celebrity Reader during the “I love to read” month in Winnipeg schools.

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