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Kevin Glenn : biography

June 12, 1979 -

Kevin Glenn, Jr. (born June 12, 1979, in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds.

Glenn has also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Professional career

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Glenn originally signed with the Roughriders on June 8, 1999. He appeared in 18 regular-season games for Saskatchewan in the 2001 season. He started six games that year. Glenn completed 70-of-154 pass attempts (45.5 per cent) for 938 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. He recorded 28 carries for 152 yards (5.4-yard average) and two touchdowns.

Glenn played in 11 regular-season games in the 2002 season as well as the 2002 East Division Semifinal. He started three games on the season. He completed 60-of-95 passes (63.2%) for 777 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed 21 times for 83 yards and one touchdown.

Glenn dressed for all 18 regular-season games in the 2003 season plus the 2003 West Division Semifinal and the 2003 West Division Final. Glenn completed 40-of-his-73 pass attempts (54.8 per cent) for 508 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. He also rushed 13 times for 48 yards and a 3.7-yard average.

Toronto Argonauts

In 2004, Glenn was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, however later in the day, Glenn was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In the 2004 season he played back-up to Khari Jones until Jones was traded mid-season. In 8 games that season Glenn passed for 2,329 yards on 274 attempts and 166 completions for an average of 14 yards. He also had 14 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Glenn also rushed 30 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. That season the bombers finished with a disappointing record of 7-11, missing the playoffs

The 2005 season was more successful for Glenn. Despite missing three games due to injury, Glenn had his best season as a Bomber. He completed 231 of 403 pass attempts (57.3 per cent) for 3,571 yards and 27 TDs. His 27 TD passes was third best in the CFL. He also rushed for one TD on October 10 versus the B.C. Lions. That October 10 game at Canad Inns Stadium was arguably Glenn's best single-game performance of his CFL career. He passes for 410 yards and five TDs, including four TD completions to slotback Milt Stegall. Glenn also topped the 400-yard passing mark (416) in a Week 7 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. No. 5 topped the 300-yard mark on five occasions. Despite impressive numbers Glenn could not demand any respect, and the Bombers finished 5-13

The 2006 season was a year of great growth for Kevin. Though working in a brand new offensive system under new head coach Doug Berry, Glenn performed admirably, taking the Blue Bombers to their first playoff appearance in two years. In a Week 8 game, Glenn slightly tore his ACL, but returned to the field to play his former team the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their Labour Day tilt.

Glenn emerged as one of the CFL's elite quarterbacks during the 2007 season. As of week 7, Glenn had the league's best quarterback rating (107.3), and had thrown for 2078 yards and 11 touchdowns (with only 3 interceptions). By the end of the 2007 season, Glenn's quarterback rating had fallen to 93.2, making him 5th amongst starting quarterbacks, in the 8 team CFL. Glenn led Winnipeg to the 95th Grey Cup with a win in the East Division final defeating Toronto 19–9 before leaving the game due to a broken arm.

The 2008 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season started out poorly for Glenn with 976 yards, 2 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, a QB Rating of only 65.9, and 4 losses in 4 starts. He then lost his job to Ryan Dinwiddie who guided the team to their first win. After Dinwiddie led the team to its first win he started struggling and lost his next game and Glenn was given his job back. After Stefan LeFors was traded from Edmonton in exchange for draft picks in January, Glenn was released on March 9, 2009.

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