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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO - CANADIAN " KEVIN GLENN Jr " IS A PROFESSIONAL CANADIAN FOOTBALL QUARTER BACK FROM OTTAWA RED BLACKS OF THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE :
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Kevin Glenn, Jr. born June 12, 1979 is a professional Canadian football quarterback for the Ottawa Red Blacks of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Rough riders as an un-drafted free agent in 2001. He played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds.
Glenn has also played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Calgary Stampeders.
Glenn played college football for the Illinois State Redbirds, where he set 25 school records during his four years there. He completed 645 of 1,119 pass attempts (57.6 per cent) for 8,032 yards and 61 touchdowns, and also rushed 247 times for 490 yards and eight scores during his college career. He once tossed 101 straight passes without an interception and, in 1998, he led the Gateway Football Conference in passing yards per game, passer efficiency, and total offence. Glenn led Illinois State to its first playoff appearance in 1998.
Glenn originally signed with the Rough riders 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.
In 2004, Glenn was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, however later in the day, Glenn was traded to the 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 slot back 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 Rough riders 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 Le Fors was traded from Edmonton in exchange for draft picks in January, Glenn was released on March 9, 2009.
Glenn signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on March 20, 2009. He began the 2009 season as the backup to Quinton Porter, but after Porter struggled during the season, Glenn took over as the starting quarterback. Glenn lead the Ti-Cats to their first postseason appearance since 2004 with a record of 9-9. Hamilton was eliminated in overtime in the first round by the crossover BC . In his second year as the starter Glenn lead the Tiger-Cats to another 9-9 season this time to lose to the Toronto Argonauts in the first round.
After a very strong year in 2010, Glenn had saw his production decrease in 2011, throwing the same number of interceptions (17), but 13 less touchdowns. Head coach Marcel Bellefeuille elected to use a two-quarterback system for portions of the season which had Glenn sharing snaps with Quinton Porter. However, Glenn managed to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the playoffs for the third consecutive season with a record of 8-10 by starting 17 regular season games.
On January 3, 2012, Glenn was traded to the Calgary Stampeders along with Mark Dewit and a conditional draft pick for Henry Burris. Glenn was brought in by the Stamps to serve as a backup for starter Drew Tate. When Tate went down with a major injury in week 2 Glenn became the starter. Kevin Glenn went on to start the 15 games for the Stampeders, winning 10 of them. Nonetheless, the Stampeders named Tate the starting QB for the final 2 games of the regular season and the Western Division Semi-Finals. However, Tate sustained a different injury in the Western Semi-final, which meant that Glenn would be the starter for the remainder of the playoffs. Glenn led the Stamps to victory over the BC Lions in the Western Final, but was unable to defeat the Toronto Argonauts in the 100th Grey Cup, losing 35-22.
Glenn returned to the Stamps for the 2013 CFL season once again as a back up to Drew Tate. Glenn came in relief of an injured Tate in Week 2 and was named the started for Week 3 against the Alouettes due to Tate's injury. Kevin Glenn started in Week 3 and 4 against the Montreal Alouettes, however, he was unable to finish the Week 4 game due to sustaining an elbow injury in the 3rd-quarter. Glenn was injured while taking a hit while completing a 45-yard pass to Marquay McDaniel. On October 18, 2013, Glenn passed Tom Clements to become the 10th all-time leading quarterback in terms of passing yards. Glenn played in 15 of the 18 regular season games that year, leading the Stamps to a league best record of 14-4, earning a first round bye. In the playoffs Glenn was pulled after the first half after struggling against the Roughriders; ultimately the Stamps would lose the game, ending their season.