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Nearly every time he runs with the ball, Kevin Brown is making history.
With 1,022 rushing yards through Week 16, the Edmonton Elks running back is already tied for the 24th most rushing yards in a single season for the Green and Gold (he’s also just the 16th different player in club history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season).
He’s only 11 yards from 23rd, then 17 from 22nd, then seven from 21st, three from 20th, and another three from 19th. The all-time leaderboard is so tight that he can check another name off the list several times in one evening.
And with three games remaining on the Elks’ 2023 schedule, the only question is, how high can he climb? He needs 1,250 yards to crack the Top 15, 1,340 to reach the Top 10, and 1,448 for Top 5. The all-time Green and Gold record is held by the legendary Johnny Bright, who rushed for 1,722 yards in 1958.
He’ll need some big games to get into that upper echelon, but Brown has certainly shown he’s capable of that. In Week 14 against the Calgary Stampeders he set a career high with 143 rushing yards, only to top himself six days later with a CFL season-high 175 rushing yards against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 15.
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Through Week 16, Brown had more rushing yards than anyone in the CFL not named Brady Oliveira, and he his four rushing touchdowns was tied for fourth most in the CFL among running backs. The second-year running back has also scored a receiving touchdown and caught 25 passes for 190 yards.
Brown has teamed with lightning-quick quarterback Tre Ford to give Edmonton the most explosive ground game in the second half of the season. From Week 13 to Week 15, the Elks incredibly rushed for at least 226 yards in three straight games.
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