Milt Stegall, arguably the greatest player to ever play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, will be coming home in 2012 to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum announced Tuesday that the 2012 induction weekend event will be held in Winnipeg November 1-3. The event will be sponsored by Manitoba Lotteries.
The inductees will be honoured Nov. 2 at a dinner at the Winnipeg Convention Centre and also at a ceremony at the Bomber game on Nov. 3 against the Montreal Alouettes.
Stegall says he is looking forward to being cheered on by the Winnipeg faithful one last time.
“It will almost be like one last time that I get to hear those fans roar and scream my name,” said Stegall. “That’s the one thing I really miss about football-that high that I would get seeing those fans.
“I might even shed a tear. My wife has never seen me cry. It will be an exciting day.”
Also being inducted into the hall in 2012 are Jack Abendschan, Damon Allen, Eric Lapointe, and the late Bomber great Tyrone Jones in the player category and David Braley and Peter Connellan in the builder category.