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Glen Scrivener

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Glen Scrivener
Date of birth: (1967-07-14) July 14, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): Defensive tackle
College: William Jewell
Organizations
As player:
1990-1991, 2001
1992-1995
1996, 2000
1997-1999
2001
Saskatchewan Roughriders
BC Lions
Edmonton Eskimos
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Awards: Tom Pate Memorial Award (1998)

Glen Scrivener (born July 14, 1967) is a former football player in the Canadian Football League for 12 years. Scrivener played defensive tackle for five different teams from 1990-2001. His brother Colin also played in the CFL.

Glen Scrivener played for the BC Lions club that won the 82nd Grey Cup, 26–23, over the Baltimore Stallions at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. He played for a second Grey Cup in 1997, during his second stint with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but the team fell to Toronto, 47–23, as the Argonauts won their record 14th championship. (Toronto would later add a 15th.)

In 1998, Scrivener was the recipient of the Tom Pate Memorial Award, an honour named for a late CFL player who died at an early age, and awarded to the athlete who best represents Pate's legacy of commitment both to team and community. Scrivener, then playing for Winnipeg, became the third member of the Blue Bombers to receive the award. Among Scrivener's off-field contributions through the years has been participation in Allstars Baseball, a group of professional athletes and occasionally other celebrities who play benefit softball games for charities such as Special Olympics.[1]

Scrivener, who is the son of late Winnipeg Blue Bombers executive Harvey Scrivener, played his college football at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, U.S. Since retirement, Scrivener works in the propane business in Manitoba.

Scrivener was one of the sources the Winnipeg Free Press quoted for a November 23, 2008, article on the rigours of professional football. The piece by Randy Turner, dubbed "The Killing Field: Pro football offers fame and glory, but the price is terrible," was prompted by the death at age 46 of former Blue Bombers offensive lineman Nick Benjamin. Scrivener noted he had undergone 18 orthopedic surgeries. Said Scrivener: "There are mornings when I get out of bed (and feel pain) and I'll say, 'Yeah, I remember that. That was B.C. Place. I remember getting hit by (former Lions offensive lineman) Jamie Taras when he shortened my neck. Or you've got turf toe on one foot so you can only wear certain types of shoes now. No more cowboy boots. There's constant reminders of when you used to play. Some of them are really positive, when people come up and say, 'Hey, I used to be a season-ticket holder and sat behind the bench. I thought I recognized you.' That's a good thing. But I can't remember the last time I ran because I wanted to."[2]

References

  1. ^ "Allstars Baseball players". Retrieved November 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ Turner, Randy (November 23, 2008). "The Killing Field". The Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved November 23, 2008. [dead link]