Glenn moving up all-time Blue list

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:39 AM ET

Don't look now but Kevin Glenn has quietly passed the most revered legend in Winnipeg Blue Bombers history.

With his 319 yards passing during last Friday's victory over Toronto, the Bomber quarterback has overtaken Ken Ploen on the club's career passing yardage list, moving into third place.

"I did?" responded a surprised Glenn yesterday.

"I didn't know that. I guess that it got overshadowed by what-ya-call-it? Yeah, Milt Stegall."

Yeah, him. With a 92-yard touchdown catch from Glenn, the Bomber slotback moved into first place on the CFL career list for most passing yards gained in that victory

"Milt Stegall's a great guy and just to say that I played with him and I was there on the field when he broke both those records is an accomplishment for me," said Glenn, 29.

Glenn has now thrown for 16,470 yards as a Bomber. Only Dieter Brock (29,6230) and Khari Jones (20,175) stacked up more.

But Ploen's 16,470 was that much more impressive because he played in an era that emphasized the run, not to mention that he was known for throwing 'lame-duck' passes.

"It's cool," Glenn said. "I know a little bit about him. I'm going to look up more stuff about him to see what kind of player and what kind of person he was. But I know that he was a guy that the CFL loved and was loved by the community and the team so, it's something good when you can do something like that."

Glenn was then told that Ploen won four Grey Cups in five years between 1958 and '62.

"Wow, that's some tough shoes to fill," said Glenn, who is still seeking his first.

Although Ploen still lives in Winnipeg, Glenn has yet to meet him but hopes to do so soon.

CANADA VISIT: Glenn, meanwhile, was encouraged to see Tom Canada visit his teammates at practice. And yes, they remain his teammates despite the fact the Bombers attempted trade him to Hamilton for middle linebacker Zeke Moreno only to discover that the defensive end had been suffering from an enlarged spleen, preventing him from being dealt.

"I'm ecstatic to be back as part of this team," said Canada, who was greeted by hugs and handshakes from teammates. "I was as sad to leave but I didn't leave. It's weird but I'm here ...

"I wasn't very happy about it, obviously, because I love this team, I love this community, I love the players, I love the fans. It was tough for me to swallow. But the reality of it now is that we have a middle linebacker and I'm still part of the Blue Bombers so I think we came out pretty cool on the deal."

Canada, who will stick around town for the rest of the season, was also given his locker back.

"Of all the things that hurt, that one stung the most," he said. "No offence to Zeke (Moreno, who had been given the stall) but it was my locker. It's like my house."

HASHMARKS: Bombers welcomed DB Justin Phinisee, a 5-foot-11, 199-pounder who was cut by Kansas City to yesterday's practice ... Bombers head coach Doug Berry indicated that Ryan Donnelly will replace the injured Kyle Koch at RG, with Matt O'Meara backing up for Friday's game in Hamilton.


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