Glen Weir

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glen Weir
No. 64
Born: (1951-07-23) July 23, 1951 (age 71)
Canada London, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight242 lb (110 kg)
ORFULondon Lords
Career history
As player
19721981Montreal Alouettes
19821984Montreal Concordes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1975, 1977
CFL East All-Star19751979, 1982
Awards1977 - James P. McCaffrey Trophy
1977 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
Career stats

Glen Weir (born July 23, 1951) was a star defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes/Montreal Concordes in the Canadian Football League.

Weir was born in London, Ontario, and played his amateur football with the London Lords intermediate league team. He had a 13-year career with the Alouettes from 1972 through 1982 and the Montreal Concordes from 1983 to 1984. He held the Alouettes' franchise record for most games with 203 until he was surpassed by Bryan Chiu in 2009. He played in five Grey Cup games, winning two, in 1974 and 1977. He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (defensive) in 1977. He was also a five time all star. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods' song "My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring" was inspired by Weir, who is the cousin of Woods' father.[1]