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

Glen Scrivener
Born: (1967-07-14) July 14, 1967 (age 52)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight290 lb (130 kg)
CollegeWilliam Jewell
Career history
As player
1990–1991Saskatchewan Roughriders
1992–1995BC Lions
1996, 2000Edmonton Eskimos
1997–1999Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2001Toronto Argonauts
AwardsTom Pate Memorial Award (1998)

Glen Scrivener was drafted in the first round by the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in 1990 as the third overall pick. He was traded to the BC Lions in 1992, and played for the 1994 Lions club that won the 82nd Grey Cup. He had a chance for a second Grey Cup in 1996, during his first stint with the Edmonton Eskimos, but the team fell to Toronto.

In 1998, Scrivener was the recipient of the Tom Pate Memorial Award, awarded to the athlete who best represents Pate's legacy of commitment both to team and community. Scrivener, then playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, became the first member of the club 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 the Special Olympics and Variety Club.[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. Since retirement, Scrivener works in the propane business in Manitoba.

He currently sits on the board of directors of both the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni and Winnipeg Rifles Junior Football Club.

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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]