Photo courtesy J. Sokolowski
|WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
||1995 - 2008
AWARDS AND HONOURS
|EASTERN ALL-STAR WIDE RECEIVER/SLOTBACK
||1997, 1999 - 2001, 2006, 2007
|WESTERN ALL-STAR WIDE RECEIVER/SLOTBACK
|CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL) ALL-STAR WIDE RECEIVER/SLOTBACK
||1997, 2000 - 2002, 2005, 2006
|CFL MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
|TOM PATE AWARD
|GREY CUP PARTICIPATION
|GREY CUP WINNING TEAMS
Milt Stegall was born January 25, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio and played collegiate football at the University of Miami at Ohio. He finished his college career with 106 receptions for 1,581 yards and was a three-time Mid-American All-Conference selections.
Stegall joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the last six games of the 1995 season. By his third season with the Blue Bombers in 1997 Stegall was an offensive force to be reckoned with - he caught 61 passes for a total of 1,616 yards and 14 touchdowns and set a CFL record with an average 26.5 yards per catch. He set the Winnipeg Blue Bomber’s franchise record for most consecutive games with a receiving touchdown with 8. He was named to a division All-Star, as well as a CFL All- Star for the first time in his career and was Winnipeg’s nominee for Most Outstanding Player.
In 2000, Stegall continued his exceptional career by leading the league with 15 receiving touchdowns and had seven 100-yard receiving games, five of which were for 145 yards or better. He was again Winnipeg’s nominee for Most Outstanding Player. In 2002, Stegall had one of the greatest individual seasons in CFL history. He led the league in receptions (106), receiving yards (1,896), yards from scrimmage (1,896), touchdowns (23), receiving touchdowns (23), 100-yard games (10), average yards per catch on a min. of 50 (17.9), and non-kicker scoring (140). He set a new league record for Touchdowns, Single Season and Receiving Touchdowns, Single Season both with 23. He set or tied 12 Winnipeg Football Club records during the 2002 season. He was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player, as well as a Western All-Star and CFL All-Star.
In 2003, Stegall again led the league in touchdowns (15), receiving touchdowns (15), and non-kicker scoring (90). He also moved into fourth in the CFL record book for career touchdowns (105) and took over second spot for receiving touchdowns (104) and games with receiving touchdowns (38). In 2004 Stegall became the Blue Bomber’s All-Time Reception Leader with his 574th reception. In 2005, he would become the CFL’s leader for Touchdown Receptions, Career (129). He was named a CFL All-Star for the fifth time during his career, and a divisional All-Star for the sixth time.
At the time of his retirement in 2009, Milt Stegall was the CFL’s all-time leading receiver with a career total: 845 receptions, 15,153 receiving yards, 17.7 yards average, 144 receiving touchdowns, and a longest gain of 105 yards. He held the following CFL records: Most Touchdowns, Career (147), Most Touchdowns Single Season (23), Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career (144), Most Receiving Yards (15, 153). He is also a member of the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame.
INDUCTED 2012 - PLAYER