Saskatchewan Roughriders

Glen Suitor - Safety - Simon Fraser University - 1984-94

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Glen Suitor is the lead color commentator for TSN CFL broadcasts. As a player Glen spent 11 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Sidney, British Columbia native was the 10th overall selection in the 1984 amateur draft. Glen was a 3 time all Canadian at Safety. He was a Grey Cup champion in 1989 and retired with 51 interceptions. Suitor has cultivated a great career as a commentator matchng the success he had as a player.

 

A former CFL standout, Suitor broke into the league in 1984 and played 11 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a safety before announcing his retirement in 1994. Suitor entered the TSN Radio booth that same year as a guest analyst during the 1994 Grey Cup in Vancouver before joining TSN as game analyst the following year.

 

The Roughriders' all-time interception leader (51), Suitor was a three-time CFL All-Star (1991-93) and a four-time Western All-Star (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993). During Suitor's 11 years with the Roughriders, he never missed a game, playing in 194 straight tilts.

 

Suitor's main objective as a player was to win a championship title. Suitor accomplished that goal in 1989 and says he is most proud of being part of the 1989 Grey Cup winning Saskatchewan Roughriders team.

 

A magical season for long suffering Roughrider fans the 1989 playoff run saw Saskatchewan led by Austin at quarterback win on the road first upsetting Calgary 33-26 and then the heavily favored Edmonton Eskimos 32-21 at Commonwealth Stadium. Austin had clearly taken control of the team. In considered by many the greatest CFL game ever played Suitor was the holder for the historic Dave Ridgway kick that sealed the victory for Saskatchewan bringing the 2nd Grey Cup championship in franchise history.. 

 

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Glen Suitor    SFU
Yr Int Yds Avg TD Lg
1984 4 67 16.8 0 33
1985 5 50 10.0 0 24
1986 1 0 0.0 0 0
1987 7 112 16.0 2 56
1988 2 80 40.0 0 75
1989 5 49 9.8 0 17
1990 3 33 11.0 0 31
1991 8 145 18.1 0 42
1992 6 30 5.0 0 31
1993 5 72 14.4 0 26
1994 5 29 5.8 0 20
Total 51 667 13.1 2 75