'Unforgetta-Milt' returning to the scene

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:46 AM ET

It is still "Unforgetta-Milt."

Veteran Winnipeg slotback Milt Stegall will return to the scene of one of the most amazing plays in CFL history when he steps on the Commonwealth Stadium grass on Thursday.

Blue Bombers quarterback Kevin Glenn completed a 100-yard touchdown pass to Stegall on the last play of the game last year to beat the Eskimos in Edmonton 25-22.

"Even if I catch amnesia, I'll remember that one for the rest of my life," Stegall said yesterday.

Bomber receiver Chris Brazzell accompanied Stegall down the field with Bomber head coach Doug Berry racing down the sidelines screaming at Stegall.

"I just remember when I crossed that end zone (line) Brazzell hit me, and then I remember he pounced on the ball just in case it was a fumble," Stegall said. "I probably couldn't hear (Berry). He probably was yelling, but I just heard the fans going, 'What the ...?' I didn't hear any cuss words, but I could hear them saying, like, 'This is incredible.'"

Even after he returned to the U.S. following the regular season, Stegall still heard about it.

"When I would go back to Cincinnati or see people I haven't seen in a while, they would say, 'Man, I taped that episode of ESPN when they showed your 100-yard touchdown!'" he said. "I knew I was going to be asked about it.

"That was more than just a touchdown. That's history right there. So, I don't mind getting asked about that one."

And now he's returning to Edmonton.

"It'll get brought up, but all those defensive backs are gone now," he said.

Wonder why.

QB IV: It may be addition by subtraction.

Although Winnipeg will release one of its four quarterbacks today, that ball-tosser will be asked to accept a practice roster spot, Blue Bombers GM Brendan Taman said.

The most likely candidate will be Justin Holland due to his poor performance in last week's CFL exhibition match against Hamilton. Ryan Dinwiddie knows the offensive system better than the other two backups and it is doubtful that the Bombers will risk losing Kliff Kingsbury after acquiring him in a trade with Montreal.

"I think, if we had to put him (Dinwiddie) in the game, he would be successful in what we're trying to do here," Berry said.

WALKING WOUNDED: Sophomore WR Arjei Franklin is expected to be out at least three weeks with a high ankle sprain ... Injuries are also expected to keep SB O'Neil Wilson (calf), WR Adam Eckert (finger), DBs Davin Bush (ankle) and Greg Moss (hamstring), and OL Val St. Germain (back) and Matt O'Meara (head) at home this week ... C Obby Khan is also still recovering from a virus that will keep him sidelined this week.

HASHMARKS: B.C.'s Rob Pikula is reportedly trade bait and the Bombers have tried to pry him out of the Lions' den before ... S John Sullivan has refused Winnipeg's practice roster offer ... Both former Bomber DB Stanford Samuels and DL Ron Warner have cracked the Edmonton roster ... Former Bomber governor Gene Dunn has agreed to remain CFL chairman for another year.


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