Charlie Brandon

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Charlie Brandon
Born:September 13, 1945
Career information
Position(s)Defensive End & Offensive Guard
CollegeShaw University
Career history
As player
1967Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1967–69Norfolk Neptunes
1972–78Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star1978
Awards1973 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player

Charlie Brandon is a former award-winning, all-star and Grey Cup champion lineman in the Canadian Football League playing 7 seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders.[1]

A graduate of Shaw University, Brandon started his career playing one game for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1967.[2] He then spent 3 seasons in the Continental Football League playing for the semi-pro Norfolk Neptunes.[3] He returned to Canada and began a 7-year stay in Ottawa, where he was a part of the feared "Capital Punishment" defensive unit.[4] He won two Grey Cups and in his final season switched to offensive guard, and was an all-star.[5] He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 1973.


  1. ^ Capital Region Football: Ottawa Rough Riders all-time roster Archived March 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni all-time roster Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Booster Club of the Continental Football League". Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  4. ^ Team Retro Profile: Ottawa Rough Riders
  5. ^ CFLAPEDIA entry: Charlie Brandon