Kevin Eiben


208 lbs


6' 0"






Sep 28th, 1979

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In his would-be farewell season Kevin was able to fight and secure a starting position in the Tiger-Cat defensive secondary. He was able to contribute 18 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in the 2012 season. It has been reported that he has accepted an off-field position with the Tiger-Cats for the 2013 season.


 Played in 3 games in his eleventh season with the Argonauts…missed the remainder of the 2011 season due to injury.


Dressed and started in 18 regular season games


Eiben started all 18 games for the Argos at linebacker.  He was named the Argos' Most Outstanding Canadian for the 5th time in his career and Most Oustanding Defensive Player for the 2nd time and was the Defensive Captain. Eiben finished 2nd in the Club with 90 defensive tackles and lead in passes knocked down with 7.


Dressed in 11 games and started 11 games at LB, missed four games while on the 46-man active but did not dress roster and spent three games on the IR with foot injury…Finished third on the team in tackles (56)… Started at LB Weeks 1 to 4…Week 2, Started at LB and played special teams in loss against Hamilton and recorded a team-leading 7 DTs...Moved into third in team history for defensive tackles… Week 4, Started at LB and played special teams in win vs Edmonton, and recorded 2 DTs and 1 sack…Left game at the half with knee injury and did not return…Week 5, On 46-man active roster but did not dress in loss at Saskatchewan (knee injury)…Missed first game since 2006, only second game missed of his career…Week 6, On 46-man active roster but did not dress in win vs Winnipeg…Week 7, Returned to line-up making 4 DT and 1 PKD in loss at Hamilton…Week 8, On 46-man active roster but did not dress vs Montreal…Week 9, Returned to line-up and started at LB in Labour Day win at Hamilton… Recorded 7 DT…Week 10, Started at LB and played special teams making 5 DT and forced one fumble in loss at Montreal…Week 11, Started at LB and recorded 6 DT in loss vs Winnipeg… Week 12, Started at LB making 4 DT and 1 QB sack in loss at Calgary…Week 13, Started at LB and made 2 DT in loss vs Calgary…Week 14, Started at LB, making 5 DT and 1 PKD in loss vs BC…Week 15, On 46-man active roster but did not dress in loss at Winnipeg… Week 16 to 18, Remained on IR with foot injury.


Named CFL All-Star at LB…Named East Division All-Star at LB for fourth straight year…Nominated as the Argos’ Most Outstanding Canadian by the Toronto chapter of the FRC for the fourth straight season… Nominated as an All-Time Argo at linebacker…Started all 18 games for the Argos at LB…Led Toronto with 91 DT…Week 3, recorded 4 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Hamilton…Week 3, had a tremendous game, recording 4 DT, 1 ST, 1 INT and 2 FR in win over Calgary…Named CFL Canadian Player of the Week for the first time in his career…Week 5, recorded 6 DT, 1 ST and 1 QB sack versus Montreal....Week 10, generated 8 DT vs. Hamilton…Earned Runner-Up as CFL Canadian Player of the Week…Week 13, recorded 6 DT and 1 QB sack in win over Edmonton… Week 14, recorded 6 DT, 1 QB sack and 1 KD…Week 15, started at LB and registered 6 DT in win over Montreal…Week 16, was dominant, registering 9 DT and 1 QB sack in win at Montreal… Earned CFL Canadian Player of the Week honours for the second time in his career…Week 17, Named Runner-Up for CFL Defensive Player of the Week…2007 Playoffs Started at LB, recording 6 DT, 2 QB sacks and 2 FR in East Final versus Winnipeg


Week 1, started at LB in win over Hamilton…Week 2, started at LB in Winnipeg and led all players with nine DT…Week 3, started at LB in B.C…Week 4, started at LB and recorded 8 DT…Week 5, started at LB and recorded a season-high nine DT…Week 6, started at LB vs. B.C…Week 7, started at LB and recorded a team-leading nine total tackles…Week 8, started at LB in win over Hamilton…Week 9, started at LB in win over Montreal.


Named East Division Most Outstanding Canadian (Lew Hayman Award) for second consecutive season…Named CFL All-Star and East Division All-Star at LB for second time… Named Argo nominee as Most Outstanding Canadian by the Toronto contingent of the FRC…Finished tied for 1st in the CFL in DT with 113…Started at inside LB in both pre-season games…Week 1, started at LB and led both teams with 9 DT, named 2nd runner-up for CFL Defensive Player of the Week…Week 2, tied for lead in DT with 7 and recorded a fumble recovery late in the game to seal win over Calgary…Week 3, led all players with 9 DT…Week 4, was second on the team with 5 DT… Week 6, led all tacklers with 7 total tackles versus Winnipeg…Week 7, led all tacklers with 9 DT…Week 8, recorded a forced fumble in a win over Edmonton… Week 11, recorded 1 QB sack in a shutout win over Hamilton…Week 12, recorded a single-game career high 10 DT, 1 ST tackle, 1 knockdown and 1 fumble recovery versus Saskatchewan…Week 14, led all tacklers with 8 total tackles versus Edmonton…Week 15, led all tacklers with 8 DT and 1 ST…Week 16, recorded 7 tackles and 1 INT in win at Montreal Olympic Stadium, named 1st Runner-Up CFL Defensive Player of the Week…Week 17, recorded 5 DT and became the first Argonaut to record 100+ defensive tackles in back-to-back seasons…Week 18, recorded 6 DT in final regular season game at Ottawa…Named 2nd Runner-Up Defensive Player of the Month…2005 Players Started at LB and tied for second on team with 5 DT in East Championship versus Montreal.


Dressed in two pre-season games...Started in all 18 games as OLB...Played in seven games where he recorded at least 8 tackles in a game...Led the league in defensive tackles with 110...Voted by the Toronto contingent of the FRC as the Argos' Most Outstanding Player, Most Outstanding Canadian and Most Outstanding Defensive Player...Named the East Nominee (Lew Hayman Award) as the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian...Named to the East Division All-Star team & CFL All-Star team at Linebacker for first time in career...Week 1, led both teams in tackles with 8 DT and 2 ST tackles against Saskatchewan, named CFL Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in...Week 4, played very well in Hamilton despite a sore knee, recorded first career interception...Week 19, started at OLB vs Hamilton and recorded single game career high 9 DT making him the first Non-Import Argonaut to record at least 100 defensive tackles in a single season. 2004 Playoffs started at OLB in East Semi-Final vs Hamilton and recorded 7 DT and 1 INT (3 yards), earned CFL Defensive Player of the Week award...Started at OLB vs Montreal in East Championship and made 5 DT and sacked Anthony Calvillo once. Grey Cup Championship started at OLB making 4 DT, 1 ST tackle and knocking away 1 pass in win vs BC.


Re-signed with the Argonauts as a free-agent on February 20...Played in both of Toronto's pre-season victories over Hamilton...made three ST tackles in the Argonauts 20-18 season opening loss to Saskatchewan... in the Argonauts 49-8 victory over Hamilton on June 30, he made one DT and two ST tackles...three ST tackles in week 3 vs BC...made two ST tackles in week 4 versus the Renegades...in week 5, tallied 3 ST tackles and two DTs plus one QB sack...1 ST tackle and 1 DT in the victory over the Stampeders...dressed as back up LB and played on all the ST in week 7...made two DT in the game with 4 ST tackles...dressed as backup LB in week 8 in Edmonton...made 2 DT and 1 ST tackles in the loss...dressed as backup LB week 9 ...made 2 DT and 1 ST tackle...dressed as backup LB and made 1 ST tackle in the week 10 loss to the Als...dressed as backup LB in week 11...made 1 DT in the win over Hamilton but did not register a ST tackle for first time in 2003...dressed as backup LB in week 12...made 1 ST tackle in the loss... dressed as backup LB in week 14...made 1 DT and lead the team with 4 ST tackles in the win over Hamilton...dressed as backup LB in week 15 vs Saskatchewan...made 1 DT, 1 ST and had 1 INT in the loss...dressed as backup LB in week 16 and played on ST...he made 1 DT , forced 1 fumble and made 1 ST tackle....dressed as backup LB in week 17...made 2 DT and knocked down 2 passes...made 3 ST tackles...dressed as backup LB in week 18 recorded 3 DT, 1 INT and 2 ST tackles...dressed as backup LB in week 19 vs Calgary...he made 1 DT in the victory. 2003 Playoffs dressed as backup LB and was the nickel back in the East Division Semi-Final against B.C....made 2 DT in the win over the Lions...Dressed as a backup LB in the East Championship...totalled 1 DT and one ST tackle.


Led the Argos in ST tackles with 19, ranking him fifth in the CFL in that category...he also led the team in fumble recoveries with four...backed up at linebacker and contributed 23 DTs...led all Argo tacklers with 8 (5 defensive and 3 ST) in Toronto's 24-8 win over Ottawa...made 1 DT in Toronto's 24-14 East Semi-Final win over Saskatchewan on November 10...in the Argonauts' 38-15 loss to Montreal in the East Final, made 2 DTs and 2 ST tackles.


Spent time on both the practice and active roster during the season...played on July 4 against Montreal and had 2 tackles on ST and returned one kickoff for 11 yards...had 3 ST tackles in the Argos' 50-24 win over Saskatchewan on July 28...on November 3 in Hamilton, had 1 ST tackles.


In his four years at Bucknell, Kevin started 33 of 43 games played at either strong or free safety...holds a number of school records, including sharing the single-game interception record of 4....led the Patriot League in 2000 with eight interceptions...2001 tabbed an American Football Coaches Association All-American, a second team Associated Press Division I-AA All-American, a first team All-Patriot League selection, a first team ECAC All-Star, the Patriot League's Scholar-Athlete and the team's MVP....1999 received the Clarke Hinkle Award as the team's "outstanding linebacker or defensive back".


Son of Laraine and Larry Eiben of Delta, B.C...father played strong safety at the University of Cincinnati and uncle, George, played fullback at the University of Nebraska...brother, L.J., was a 3rd round draft choice of the Argonauts in 1996 and later played for the B.C. Lions...majored in management and was a Dean's List student and member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll...lettered in football, basketball and baseball while attending Vancouver College High School...voted Provincial Offensive MVP his senior season at quarterback, throwing for 1,165 yards while running for 870...was three-time all-league performer...made 102 tackles as safety...was all-league in basketball his senior year. Enjoys all sports, skiing, cars and motorcycles.