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Glen Suitor
Born: (1962-11-24) November 24, 1962 (age 59)
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
19841994Saskatchewan 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 Canadian sports broadcaster and retired football 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, alongside Gord Miller.[5] Suitor currently works as the lead game analyst on CFL on TSN, first alongside John Wells, then alongside Chris Cuthbert, and Rod Black. Suitor is currently paired alongside Rod Smith.[6]

Suitor is also featured contributor to The Sports Cage, which is a daily sports show that airs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM in Regina. The show is hosted by Michael Ball.

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 Grey Cup 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 in March 2019.[11]

References

  1. ^ "'Rider Q & A". The Leader-Post. September 15, 1990. p. 24. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  2. ^ TSN shows its first Cup
  3. ^ "Glen Suitor in Saskatchewan? | Globalnews.ca".
  4. ^ "Biography | Royal Canadian Air Force | Honorary Colonels | Biography | Mr. Glen Suitor". www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-08-03.
  5. ^ "Biography | Royal Canadian Air Force | Honorary Colonels | Biography | Mr. Glen Suitor". www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-08-03.
  6. ^ "Glen Suitor".
  7. ^ "CBC-TV picks up lion's share of Gemini Awards". The Globe and Mail. 16 October 2006.
  8. ^ "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 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Mr. Glen Suitor". Royal Canadian Air Force. Royal Canadian Air Force. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "417 Squadron has a new Honorary Colonel – The Courier News". Retrieved 2021-02-12.