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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Great Winnipeg Stadium Moments: Stegall's 138th (2007)

Winnipeg Stadium
On August 14, 2011 the Winnipeg Stadium, (now Canad-Inns Stadium), turned 58. Barring a major construction setback, this will be the final season for the building. In this series I look back at the history of the Stadium and some of the great moments, football and non-football related, over the decades !




On July 27, 2007 the Blue Bombers play the Hamilton Ti-Cats at Canad Inns Stadium.


Mid-way through the second quarter Bomber slotback
Milt Stegall scores career touchdown number 138 from the one yard line. This breaks the CFL record for Most Pass Receiving Touchdowns - All Time once held by both George Reed and Mike Pringle.

It was supposed to be a running play but quarterback Kevin Glenn had to sidestep a Hamilton tackle causing him to pitch the ball forward.

The Bombers went on to win the game. Stegall ended his career with 144 career touchdowns.


Also notable is the fact that Stegall achieved this record at home. Looking back at past Bomber record-breaking moments a vast majority appear to have happened on the road !

Related:

Stegall sets Touchdown Record CBC News
Individual Records – Touchdowns CFL.ca
Milt Stegall - Career Stats CFL.ca

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