In Part II of our Championship History, we look at Trent Brown’s decorated football career, as well as his transition from a hardnosed defensive back to one of Alberta’s heavy hitters in injury law. Read part one here.
Championship Green and Gold
By 1993, Brown had become a fixture in Edmonton’s defence. Led by Hall of Fame quarterback Damon Allen, Edmonton finished the 1993 regular season with five consecutive wins, followed by a 51-13 blowout of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West semi-finals. After a hard-fought 29-15 win over Calgary, Edmonton found themselves in the Grey Cup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Brown and the rest of Edmonton’s defence dominated an inexperienced Winnipeg quarterback, forcing seven turnovers en route to a 33-23 championship victory.
Although 1993 would remain the only Grey Cup championship of Brown’s career, he would continue to establish his reputation as one of the most feared and respected defensive backs in the CFL throughout the 90s. During the decade, he recorded 350 tackles and 10 interceptions, along with four All-Star team selections. Trent became a CFL All-Star in 1996, a two-time Western Division All-Star in 1996 and 1997, and a CFLPA All-Star in 1997. Throughout his playing career, Trent’s intensity and commitment to his team gained him admiration and respect from his teammates, opponents, and CFL fans across the country.
Brown’s dedication to community causes was just as intense as his on-field play. Trent volunteered his time to numerous programs in the Edmonton area, becoming the honorary spokesman for Edmonton’s Boys and Girls Clubs. He also supported the Eskimos Stay in School Initiative, the Ronald McDonald House, United Way, the Carnival of Champions, Alex Taylor Community School, DARE, and Kids with Cancer throughout his career. Even today, he continues to support initiatives undertaken by the Edmonton Football Team and Alberta Golden Bear alumni associations.
After recovering from his injuries, Trent returned to university, completing his Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Saskatchewan. After being called to the Alberta Bar, he joined his father at James H. Brown and Associates, determined to defend accident victims with the same passion and intensity that made him a CFL champion.
Today, Trent’s competitive nature and winning attitude lead James H. Brown and Associates to continually set precedents in Alberta injury law. Drawing on his firsthand experience with serious injury, Trent guides our team in providing legal counsel, support, and strength when our clients need it the most. Brown takes pride in carrying on the James H. Brown & Associates legacy of championing accident victims’ rights and helping them attain the justice they deserve.