A classy gesture by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, for a classy former member of the team. The Blue Bombers on Friday signing Alex Suber to a one day contract so he could officially retire in Blue and Gold.
The 30 year old native of Tampa, Florida originally joined the Bombers as a free agent out of Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. Despite his small stature of 5-7 and 174 pounds, Suber quickly developed a reputation as a tenacious hitter on special teams and from his half back position in the secondary.
He played in 65 games during his 5 seasons in Winnipeg, and started every one of them- totaling 226 defensive tackles, 28 on special teams, along with 6 fumble recoveries 1 Quarterback Sack, and 12 pass knockdowns.
The 2011 CFL East Final might have been Suber’s finest as he had an interception and a fumble recovery in the 19-3 win over Hamilton. And in the 2011 Grey Cup, he had six tackles and two pass knockdowns in the championship game loss to BC.
“Alex was a consummate professional from the moment he arrived in Winnipeg six years ago,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “He was one of those players who was willing to do whatever it was going to take to win a football game, and maintained a very team-first mentality throughout his career. We thank him for his contributions both on and off the field to our organization.”
Suber was traded to Toronto midway through the 2014 season, and finished his career with Saskatchewan in 2015.
“I’m proud and thankful for this opportunity to retire as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber,” Suber said. “Some of my most memorable years of football happened in the city of Winnipeg, and with that great organization. I’d like to give thanks to god, my family, friends and coaches who supported me throughout my career. The fans in Winnipeg are the absolute best in the CFL, and I made some friendships there that will last forever. It’s a great football province, and I’ll always consider myself a Blue Bomber.”
“Alex represented our organization very well, and played the game the way it is supposed to be played,” said Blue Bombers President and CEO Wade Miller. “We were honoured that he wanted to retire as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and we wish him the very best in life after football.”