Eagle Day joined the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1956 out of Mississippi. Day had a strong rookie season, completing 53.9% of his 254 pass attempts and rushing for 477 yards (that total is actually low since losses due to sacks were included in rushing stats in 1956). Day missed all of the 1957 season with a kidney injury. Day returned to training camp with the Bombers in 1958 and played in two exibition games, but was placed on waivers to see if there was any interest from other CFL teams. It was not so much a reflection Day's talent, but the Bombers had signed future HOF QB Kenny Ploen while Day was injured in 1957. Apparently, Saskatchewan showed some interest in obtaining Day as their QB Frank Tripucka was injured, The deal fell through, however, and Day ended up sitting out the entire 1958 season. In January of 1959, Day was traded to Calgary for HB Jim Morse. Instead of reporting to Calgary, Day went south to the Washington Redskins where he played two seasons (1959 and 1960) as a DB and Punter. Day returned to the CFL in 1961 and played the next five seasons for the Stampeders. In 1961, Day complted 106 of 201 passes for 1800 yards. Not impressive stats by today's pass crazy standards, but the 106 completions was the highest in the West that year in a run dominated game. Day's passing numbers jumped in the next two seasons with 262 attempts in 1962 and an almost modern 374 attempts for 3126 yards in 1963. Day had excellent pass completion numbers in those two years, completing 59.5% and 60.9% Day was named to the West and the first ever All-Canadian team in 1962. Day set a new career high in completion percentage in 1964 with 62.1% and completed 57.6% in his final season in Calgary in 1965. Day started the 1966 season with Calgary, but was sent East to Toronto after tthree games to finish his career, splitting time at QB with the young Wally Gabler. Day did play three games with the Toronto Rifles of the Continental Football League in 1967
Eagle Day passed away on February 22, 2008.
The West did not keep games played stats until 1964. .
During these years, the CFL did not distinguish between defensive and own team's fumbles recovered (OTF). Likely, Day's two fumble recoveries would have been OTF.