Turtle Man one of the top performers in history of Blue Bombers
One of the greatest players to ever suit up for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has been inked to a new deal that guarantees he will finish his CFL career in the Manitoba capital.
The football club announced today that fan favourite Milt Stegall has signed a contract extension. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
â€œItâ€™s hard to imagine a Winnipeg Blue Bombers team without Milt Stegall in its lineup,â€? Blue Bombers General Manager Brendan Taman said. â€œMilt has meant so much to this team, both on and off the field, itâ€™s a no-brainer to want to keep him around. His presence will be a key factor in the resurgence of the team in the immediate future.â€?
Stegall has been one of the Bombersâ€™ most consistent producers since joining the team as a free agent in September of 1995.
The Turtle Man is the all-time leader in almost every Bomber receiving category including receptions (678), total yards receiving (12,333), receiving touchdowns (126), most 200-yard receiving games (2), most receiving yards in a season (1,896) and most seasons with 1,000 yards receiving (8). He also leads the CFL in TD receptions with 126 and is poised to break the league record of 137 career TDs that is currently shared by George Reed and Mike Pringle.
Stegall showed no signs of slowing down this past season. In 17 regular season games he hauled in 52 passes for 1,184 yards. He led the league in TD receptions (17) and average gain per catch (22.8 yards).