Erik Glavic

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Erik Glavic
Free Agent
Place of birth Pickering, Ontario
Career information
Status Not Active
Position(s) QB
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
University Saint Mary's / Calgary
High school St. Mary
Career history
As player
2005–2008 Saint Mary's Huskies
2009–2010 Calgary Dinos
Awards 2007, 2009 Hec Crighton Trophy
2007 AUS MVP

Erik Glavic is a former Canadian football quarterback who played CIS football for both the Calgary Dinos and the Saint Mary's Huskies. Glavic is the only CIS football player to have won the Hec Crighton Trophy with two different teams. His brother Sasha Glavic is a former defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.[1]

University career[edit]

Glavic was named starting quarterback in his third season with the Huskies, after being used the previous year mainly for short yardage situations. Glavic had a great year with 1,843 passing yards, and 478 rushing yards. Glavic's main asset is his ability to scramble as he added 5 rushing touchdowns to his 16 passing. In the 2007 Uteck Bowl Glavic passed for 102 yards and one touchdown, while adding 41 yards and one touchdown rushing. Glavic left the game early with an injured knee. The Huskies won the game and advanced to the national championship. Glavic found out later he would miss the Vanier Cup with an ACL tear. The Huskies would lose the championship 28-14.[2] Glavic would nonetheless be named the Hec Crighton Award winner for 2007 as the CIS football MVP.[3]

Glavic was poised to be the starter for the 2008 season after a Hec Crighton Award winning season, however Glavic struggled to rehabilitate his knee.[4] He ended up only playing a portion of a single game the entire season.[5]

In January, it was announced that Glavic was transferring to the University of Calgary to begin classes immediately and play for the Calgary Dinos in the 2009 season.[6] After leading his team to a 7-1 record, Glavic enjoyed an outstanding season, completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,185 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also added 503 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, good for fourth in the conference. After defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies to win the Hardy Trophy, the Dinos beat the Saint Mary's Huskies 38-14 in the Uteck Bowl to earn the right to play in the Vanier Cup game. Glavic won the Hec Crighton Trophy for the second time in his career and became the first player to win the award with two different teams. Glavic and the Dinos would go on to lose the Vanier Cup game 33-31 to the Danny Brannagan-led Queen's Golden Gaels.

Professional career[edit]

Glavic was one of three CIS quarterbacks to be invited to the Canadian Football League's 2010 Evaluation Camp, even though his draft eligibility year was the year before. Shortly after, Glavic was added to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' negotiation list in anticipation of a rule change where Canadian quarterbacks do not count as a roster spot in training camp.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team League GP Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT Att Yds TD
2005 SMU CIS 2 4 5 66.7 70 1 0 2 0 0
2006 SMU CIS 7 37 68 54.4 525 1 1 33 270 3
2007 SMU CIS 8 128 200 64.0 1843 16 5 62 478 5
2008 SMU CIS 1 2 7 28.6 25 1 0 0 0 0
2009 CGY CIS 8 129 191 67.5 2186 14 6 48 503 6
2010 CGY CIS 5 46 88 52.3 691 2 2 9 70 1
2005-2010 Career CIS 31 346 559 61.9 5340 35 15 154 1321 15

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Sasha Glavic". Roster. Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Archived from the original on 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ "2007 Saint Mary's Game Results". Atlantic University Sport. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Saint Mary's Erik Glavic wins Hec Crighton". CBC Sports. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  4. ^ Wuest, Matthew. "Huskies' Glavic 'feeling a lot better'". Metro Halifax. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  5. ^ Walling, Alex J. (2009-01-12). "Walling: Why did Erik Glavic head out West?". Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Dinos confirm former Hec Crighton winner Glavic transferring to Calgary". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2009-01-09. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-03-02. 
  7. ^ Ticats have Canadian QB's arm at the ready
Preceded by
Daryl Stephenson
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Benoit Groulx
Preceded by
Benoit Groulx
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Brad Sinopoli