Paul Brothers (Canadian football)

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Paul Brothers
Born: (1945-04-18) April 18, 1945 (age 72)
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) QB
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Oregon State
High school Roseburg (OR)
NFL draft 1967 / Round: 16 / Pick: 416
Drafted by Dallas Cowboys
Career history
As player
19681971 BC Lions
19711972 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career stats
Passing Comp 516
Passing Att 1032
Passing Yards 7332
Passing TDs 36
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Paul Brothers (born April 18, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who played five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions and Ottawa Rough Riders. Brothers was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixteenth round of the 1967 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State University and attended Roseburg High School in Roseburg, Oregon.[1]

High School career

Brothers was a two time State All-American at Roseburg High School and won two state championships.[1][2] Following graduation in 1963, he stayed in state to play at Oregon State University in Corvallis.[3]

College career

In his sophomore season in 1964 under head coach Tommy Prothro, Brothers quarterbacked the Beavers to the Pac-8 title and the Rose Bowl, where they lost 34-7 to the Michigan Wolverines.[4] In his senior season in 1966, under second-year head coach Dee Andros, injuries forced him to split time with sophomore Steve Preece.[5]

Professional career

Brothers was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 416th pick in the 1967 NFL draft. He was signed by the BC Lions in March 1967.[6] He played for the Lions from 1968 to 1971, starting 48 games. He played from 1971 to 1972 with the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Coaching career

Brothers has coached football at Marist High School in Eugene, Oregon. He has also coached girls basketball at Willamette High School in Eugene where he has won two state championships.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Brothers, Selig in Oregon Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Paul Brothers". 2010. Archived from the original on August 10, 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Paul Brothers". Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Michigan's Bowl Game History". Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Hoefflin, Walter (October 17, 1966). "Beavers High On Preece". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved August 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "B.C. Lions Sign Paul Brothers". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. March 14, 1967. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

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