Javier Glatt

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Javier Glatt
Date of birth (1981-10-10) October 10, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
College UBC
CFL draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
20032009 BC Lions
2010 Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 2008
Career stats

Javier Glatt (born October 10, 1981, in Calgary, Alberta) is a retired professional Canadian football linebacker who played for eight seasons in the Canadian Football League. He was most recently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos, but spent seven years with the BC Lions and won a Grey Cup championship with the team in 2006.[1] He is the younger brother of former CFL player J. P. Izquierdo.[2]

College career[edit]

At UBC, he was the Canadian West Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, and a 3 time CIS All-Canadian as a UBC Thunderbird. After spending most of his first 3 seasons as primarily a backup linebacker and special teams player for the Lions, in 2006 he became the team's starting middle linebacker and played a crucial role in winning the 2006 Grey Cup.[3] Glatt also played baseball for University of British Columbia in their early 2000-2001 stages, and was a teammate of Mark Zamjoc, Derran Watts, Jeff Francis and UBC baseball assistant coach (currently, was a former player) Cav Whitely.

Professional career[edit]

Glatt was drafted 15th overall, in the second round, in the 2003 CFL Draft by the BC Lions. He spent three years as a backup before earning a position as the team's starting middle linebacker in 2006, while also helping the Lions win the 94th Grey Cup that year.[1] In 2008 Glatt made his first CFL All-Star Team after finishing 4th in the CFL with 88 Defensive tackles along with 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions,[4] 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. Glatt has played in a total of 143 CFL games recording 444 tackles, 14 sacks, and 11 Interceptions (including 1 he returned 56 yards for a TD) over his 8-year career (7 with the BC Lions and 1 with the Edmonton Eskimos). On August 4, 2009, Javier Glatt was moved to back up and special teams when the Lions signed free agent JoJuan Armour, the former starting linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders. On January 29, 2010, Glatt was released by the BC Lions.[5] On February 10, 2010 Glatt signed with the Edmonton Eskimos.[6] After one season as a backup with the Eskimos, Glatt retired from professional football on March 8, 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=357112 Veteran linebacker Javier Glatt retires
  2. ^ "Javy Glatt signs with the Eskimos". cfl.ca. February 10, 2010. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lions lock up Tyrone Williams, Javier Glatt". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Glatt and Hunt sign contract extensions". CTV Television Network. 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ Beamish, Mike (2010-01-29). "B.C. Lions cut loose Javier Glatt, Jason Jimenez". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  6. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry (2010-02-11). "Glatt Alberta-bound". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2011-02-21.