Suber the last man standing of Swaggerville

Defensive backs Alex Suber (right) and Brandon Stewart (centre, with linebacker Merrill Johnson)...

Defensive backs Alex Suber (right) and Brandon Stewart (centre, with linebacker Merrill Johnson) were Swaggerville, back in 2011. (JASON HALSTEAD/QMI Agency)

Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

Alex Suber is now the old man of the secondary, the last founding member of Swaggerville still wearing the Blue and Gold of the Blue Bombers.

And he was quite possibly the quietest member of the group that took the CFL by storm in 2011. Gone are Jovon Johnson, Jonathan Hefney and Brandon Stewart. In their place are quieter football players like Donovan Alexander and Chris Randle.

“It’s a little weird, just because since I’ve been here they’ve been here,” Suber said today of Johnson and Stewart, who left for Ottawa and Hamilton via free agency, respectively, in the off-season. “But I talk to them almost every day. I’m wishing them the best. I know everybody wants to do good where they’re at.”

Suber, despite his 5-foot-6 frame, is now the big man in the secondary, the leader who will be taking younger players under his wing.

“He’s a giant on the field. He really is,” head coach Mike O’Shea said.


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