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Glen Suitor
Glen Suitor
Born: (1962-11-24) November 24, 1962 (age 58)
New Westminster, British Columbia
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL statusNational
Position(s)DB
UniversitySimon Fraser
High schoolCarson Graham
CFL draft1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
Drafted bySaskatchewan Roughriders
Career history
As player
1984-1994Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1991, 1992, 1993
CFL West All-Star1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
AwardsGrey Cup Champion 1989

Robert Glen Suitor[1] (born November 24, 1962) is a sports broadcaster and retired defensive back who played eleven seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Currently, he broadcasts CFL games for TSN, which he has been doing since 1995.[2] Suitor attended Carson Graham Secondary School.

Football career

In 1984, Suitor was drafted out of Simon Fraser University into the CFL with the 10th pick overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In his 11-year career, Suitor was a three-time CFL All-Star (1991-93) and a four-time Western All-Star (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993). He won the Grey Cup with Saskatchewan in 1989 (and was the holder on the game-winning field goal). He ranks among the CFL all-time leaders in interceptions with 51.[3]

Broadcast career

Suitor began his broadcasting career while still playing with the Roughriders, when he became the sports director and morning co-host with CJME-AM radio and CIZL-FM from 1991-93.[4]

After joining the TSN broadcast booth as a guest analyst for the 1994 Grey Cup, Suitor retired from the CFL prior to the 1995 season, and joined TSN as a full-time television game analyst.[5] Suitor currently works as a game analyst on CFL on TSN, alongside play-by-play analyst Chris Cuthbert.[6]

Suitor is also co-host of The Green Zone, which is a daily sports show that airs from 3 to 6 p.m. on 980 CJME in Regina and 650 CKOM in Saskatoon. The show is co-hosted by Jamie Nye.

Awards and honours

In 2006, Suitor and Chris Cuthbert won the Gemini Award for Best Sports Play-by-Play or Analyst.[7]

Suitor has also been nominated four times for Canadian Screen Awards for Best Sports Analyst, and won the award for his work on the 100th Championship game in 2014.[8]

In August 2015, Suitor was appointed honorary colonel of 417 Combat Support Squadron.[9][10] Suitor was succeeded in the position by Kendra Kincade.[11]

References

  1. ^ "'Rider Q & A". The Leader-Post. September 15, 1990. p. 24. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ TSN shows its first Cup
  3. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/488/glen-suitor-in-saskatchewan/
  4. ^ http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/honorary-colonels/standard-template-biography-hcol.page?doc=mr-glen-suitor/iptir4ub
  5. ^ http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/honorary-colonels/standard-template-biography-hcol.page?doc=mr-glen-suitor/iptir4ub
  6. ^ https://www.tsn.ca/talent/glen-suitor-1.57214
  7. ^ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/cbc-tv-picks-up-lions-share-of-gemini-awards/article1107414/
  8. ^ https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/press/tsn-scores-seven-wins-at-the-2014-canadian-screen-awards/
  9. ^ Ip, Célina (September 2, 2015). "New batch of honorary colonels proud to represent squadrons". Cold Lake Sun. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Mr. Glen Suitor". Royal Canadian Air Force. Royal Canadian Air Force. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ [1]



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