Canadian Football Legends
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2012.279.239
Date:
2009
Description:
Glen Weir bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Glen Weir

Playing Career

Montreal Alouuettes
1972 - 1981

Montreal Concordes
1982 - 1984

Awards and Honours

All-Eastern Defensive Tackle
1975 - 1979, 1982 (6)

All-Canadian Defensive Tackle
1975 - 1977 (3)

James P. McCaffery trophy
1977 (1)

Outstanding Defensive Player in the Grey Cup
1977 (1)

Grey Cup Participation
1974, 1975, 1977 - 1979 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1974, 1977 (2)

Career Highlights

  • 5th All-Time on the Montreal Alouettes games played list with 202 (as of 2015).


Glen Weir had a successful minor football career with the London Lords of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) before starting his professional career with the Montreal Alouettes via a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats prior to the start of the 1972 season.

During his first three seasons with Montreal, Weir played consistently at the Defensive Tackle position never missing a game. In 1975, Weir had a break out season. In August, he was voted the O'Keefe Defensive Player of the month, was selected as an All-Eastern and All-Canadian, as well as being the Alouettes' nomination for the Schenley award Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

Weir had his best season in 1977. During that season, he was voted the O'Keefe Player of the Year, as well as being awarded the James P. McCaffrey trophy for being the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the Eastern division. He also won his second Grey Cup and was voted the Most Outstanding Defensive player in that Grey Cup.

Weir rarely missed a game in his 13 season career earning him the reputation of being one of the most durable players in Montreal's history.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009 as a player.

Class of 2009




AG AnselmoAlondra JohnsonJim MillsRudolph PhillipsGlen Weir

Football Reporters of Canada




Paul McLean

People:
Weir, Glen
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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