Kevin Glenn

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Kevin Glenn
No. 2     BC Lions
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Date of birth: (1979-06-12) June 12, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): QB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
College: Illinois State
Hand: Right
Organizations
As player:
20012003
20042008
20092011
20122013
2014
2014–present
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Calgary Stampeders
Ottawa Redblacks*
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 2007
Awards:
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Kevin Glenn, Jr. (born June 12, 1979) is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds.

Glenn has also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Calgary Stampeders.

College career[edit]

Glenn played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds, where he set 25 school records during his four years there. He completed 645 of 1,119 pass attempts (57.6 per cent) for 8,032 yards and 61 touchdowns, and also rushed 247 times for 490 yards and eight scores during his college career. He once tossed 101 straight passes without an interception and, in 1998, he led the Gateway Football Conference in passing yards per game, passer efficiency, and total offence. Glenn led Illinois State to its first playoff appearance in 1998.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

Glenn originally signed with the Roughriders on June 8, 1999. He appeared in 18 regular-season games for Saskatchewan in the 2001 season. He started six games that year. Glenn completed 70-of-154 pass attempts (45.5 per cent) for 938 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He recorded 28 carries for 152 yards (5.4-yard average) and two touchdowns.

Glenn played in 11 regular-season games in the 2002 season as well as the 2002 East Division Semifinal. He started three games on the season. He completed 60-of-95 passes (63.2%) for 777 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed 21 times for 83 yards and one touchdown.

Glenn dressed for all 18 regular-season games in the 2003 season plus the 2003 West Division Semifinal and the 2003 West Division Final. Glenn completed 40-of-his-73 pass attempts (54.8 per cent) for 508 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. He also rushed 13 times for 48 yards and a 3.7-yard average.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

In 2004, Glenn was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, however later in the day, Glenn was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

In the 2004 season he played back-up to Khari Jones until Jones was traded mid-season. In 8 games that season Glenn passed for 2,329 yards on 274 attempts and 166 completions for an average of 14 yards. He also had 14 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Glenn also rushed 30 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. That season the bombers finished with a disappointing record of 7-11, missing the playoffs

The 2005 season was more successful for Glenn. Despite missing three games due to injury, Glenn had his best season as a Bomber. He completed 231 of 403 pass attempts (57.3 per cent) for 3,571 yards and 27 TDs. His 27 TD passes was third best in the CFL. He also rushed for one TD on October 10 versus the B.C. Lions. That October 10 game at Canad Inns Stadium was arguably Glenn's best single-game performance of his CFL career. He passes for 410 yards and five TDs, including four TD completions to slotback Milt Stegall. Glenn also topped the 400-yard passing mark (416) in a Week 7 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. No. 5 topped the 300-yard mark on five occasions. Despite impressive numbers Glenn could not demand any respect, and the Bombers finished 5-13

The 2006 season was a year of great growth for Kevin. Though working in a brand new offensive system under new head coach Doug Berry, Glenn performed admirably, taking the Blue Bombers to their first playoff appearance in two years. In a Week 8 game, Glenn slightly tore his ACL, but returned to the field to play his former team the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their Labour Day tilt.

Glenn emerged as one of the CFL's elite quarterbacks during the 2007 season. As of week 7, Glenn had the league's best quarterback rating (107.3), and had thrown for 2078 yards and 11 touchdowns (with only 3 interceptions). By the end of the 2007 season, Glenn's quarterback rating had fallen to 93.2, making him 5th amongst starting quarterbacks, in the 8 team CFL. Glenn led Winnipeg to the 95th Grey Cup with a win in the East Division final defeating Toronto 19–9 before leaving the game due to a broken arm.

The 2008 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season started out poorly for Glenn with 976 yards, 2 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, a QB Rating of only 65.9, and 4 losses in 4 starts. He then lost his job to Ryan Dinwiddie who guided the team to their first win. After Dinwiddie led the team to its first win he started struggling and lost his next game and Glenn was given his job back. After Stefan LeFors was traded from Edmonton in exchange for draft picks in January, Glenn was released on March 9, 2009.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Glenn signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on March 20, 2009.[3] He began the 2009 season as the backup to Quinton Porter, but after Porter struggled during the season, Glenn took over as the starting quarterback. Glenn lead the Ti-Cats to their first postseason appearance since 2004 with a record of 9-9. Hamilton was eliminated in overtime in the first round by the crossover BC Lions. In his second year as the starter Glenn lead the Tiger-Cats to another 9-9 season this time to lose to the Toronto Argonauts in the first round.

After a very strong year in 2010, Glenn had saw his production decrease in 2011, throwing the same number of interceptions (17), but 13 less touchdowns. Head coach Marcel Bellefeuille elected to use a two-quarterback system for portions of the season which had Glenn sharing snaps with Quinton Porter. However, Glenn managed to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the playoffs for the third consecutive season with a record of 8-10 by starting 17 regular season games.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Kevin Glenn, shown on the sidelines during the Stampeders' final game against Edmonton for the 2013 season on October 18th. During the game, Glenn passed Tom Clements to become Number 10 on the CFL's all time passing list.

On January 3, 2012, Glenn was traded to the Calgary Stampeders along with Mark Dewit and a conditional draft pick for Henry Burris.[4] Glenn was brought in by the Stamps to serve as a backup for starter Drew Tate. When Tate went down with a major injury in week 2 Glenn became the starter. Kevin Glenn went on to start the 15 games for the Stampeders, winning 10 of them. His 67.9 percent completion rate during the 2012 campaign was the best of his career to that point.[5] Tate returned from injury and went back to starting status for the final two games of the regular season and the Western Division Semi-Finals. When Tate sustained a different injury in the Western Semi-final, Glenn became the starter for the remainder of the 2012 playoffs. Glenn led the Stamps to victory over the BC Lions in the Western Final, but was unable to defeat the Toronto Argonauts in the 100th Grey Cup, losing 35-22.[6] During the 2012 season, Glenn passed Dieter Brock on the CFL's all time passing yardage chart, surpassing Brock's total of 35,025 yards.[7]

Glenn returned to the Stamps for the 2013 CFL season once again as a back up to Drew Tate. Glenn came in relief of an injured Tate in Week 2 and was named the started for Week 3 against the Alouettes due to Tate's injury.[8] Kevin Glenn started in Week 3 and 4 against the Montreal Alouettes, however, he was unable to finish the Week 4 game due to sustaining an elbow injury in the 3rd-quarter. Glenn was injured while taking a hit while completing a 45-yard pass to Marquay McDaniel. On October 18, 2013, Glenn passed Tom Clements to become the 10th all-time leading quarterback in terms of passing yards.[9] Glenn played in 15 of the 18 regular season games that year, leading the Stamps to a league best record of 14-4, earning a first round bye. In the playoffs Glenn was pulled after the first half after struggling against the Roughriders; ultimately the Stamps would lose the game, ending their season.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

On December 16, 2013, Glenn was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. Prior to the start of CFL free-agency the RedBlacks signed Henry Burris and named him the starter, leaving Kevin Glenn once again relegated to a backup role. On March 6, 2014 Kevin Glenn announced that he had requested to be traded, something he had discussed with the RedBlacks front office since the signing of Burris on February 4. Ottawa GM Marcel Desjardins has said that he will not release Glenn.[10]

BC Lions[edit]

On May 13, 2014, Glenn was traded to the BC Lions during the 2014 CFL Draft in exchange for the fifth overall pick in that draft.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

  Passing   Rushing
Year Team Games Comp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rating Att Yards Avg Long TD Fumb
2001 SSK 18 70 154 45.5 938 2 9 45.3 28 152 5.4 20 2 3
2002 SSK 11 60 95 63.2 777 3 3 86.2 21 83 4.0 20 1 4
2003 SSK 18 40 73 54.8 508 1 4 58.5 13 48 3.7 11 0 1
2004 WPG 18 166 274 60.6 2329 14 8 92.9 30 125 4.2 17 2 2
2005 WPG 15 231 403 57.3 3571 27 17 91.5 30 103 3.4 18 1 3
2006 WPG 16 249 430 57.9 3427 17 13 84.1 40 194 4.9 15 2 3
2007 WPG 18 388 621 62.5 5117 25 13 93.2 41 132 3.2 14 0 5
2008 WPG 18 293 454 64.5 3637 20 20 85.6 29 102 3.5 13 0 2
2009 HAM 18 241 389 62.0 3077 18 7 94.6 21 134 6.4 22 2 3
2010 HAM 18 388 602 64.5 5100 33 17 97.6 27 185 6.9 22 0 4
2011 HAM 18 307 488 62.9 3963 19 17 86.8 21 112 5.3 15 1 2
2012 CGY 18 325 487 66.7 4220 25 16 97.2 20 120 6.0 16 0 7
2013 CGY 15 223 335 66.6 2710 18 7 100.5 14 77 5.5 13 0 4
CFL totals 219 2982 4806 62.0 39,418 222 151 90.3 335 1567 4.7 22 11 41
  • Games mean "Dressed For", not "Played In"

CFL Record[edit]

Only two teams have ever hosted and lost a crossover playoff game. Glenn was the QB for both of those teams, Winnipeg in 2008 and Hamilton in 2009. In the Hamilton game in 2009, the game was lost to the BC Lions in Overtime.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Glenn". Team Roster. Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Blue Bombers released quarterback Glenn". TSN.ca. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Tiger-Cats sign veteran quarterback Glenn". TSN.ca. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/trading-places-burris-and-glenn-switch-sides Trading Places: Burris and Glenn switch sides
  5. ^ Fisher, Scott "He's A Keeper" Calgary Sun, September 19, 2012
  6. ^ Glenn to start in Playoffs
  7. ^ Fisher, Scott "He's A Keeper" Calgary Sun, September 19, 2012
  8. ^ Getting a start in place of injured Tate. 2013 season
  9. ^ inagist.com posting
  10. ^ Veteran QB Glenn asks expansion RedBlacks to trade him
  11. ^ Ottawa Trades Glenn

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