Winnipeg – The timing is perfect for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Less than 12 hours after picking up their first win in Edmonton since the “Milt Miracle” on July 20/2006.
The Winnipeg Football Club has announced they will be adding former all time receiving great Milt Stegall to their Ring Of Honor during next Wednesday’s 7:30 p.m. game vs Hamilton at Investors Group Field.
The 46 year old, who was born in Cincinnati and now lives in Atlanta, is one of the greatest to ever play for the Bombers- and the entire CFL. He was a 9 time all star in the 11 seasons from 1997 through 2007.
The Miami University grad and former Cincinnati Bengal is the Blue Bombers all time leader with 147 career touchdowns and holds the single season record of 23 set during the 2002 campaign- the year he was named the League’s Most Outstanding Player.
“The Turtle Man” as he became to be known, was a 2009 inductee into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall Of Fame. Three years later, Stegall was part of the CFL’s Hall Of Fame Class of 2012.
“This means a lot to me,” said Stegall in a WFC News Release. “When people ask me, ‘What was the first thing you thought about when you got to Winnipeg?’ I’m very honest with them: my plan was to spend a couple years there, put up some numbers and then hopefully get back to the NFL. The way things turned out, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The fact that I spent 14 years there, the things that I did there and the way I was treated… everything that happened is a big part of the reason of where I am in my life now.”
Stegall joins previous Blue Bomber Ring Of Honor Inductees Chris Walby, Kenny Ploen, and Gerry “Kid Dynamite” James.