Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Milt Stegall and the late Tyrone Jones, are set to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Stegall, who retired at the end of the 2008 season, became an icon in the city of Winnipeg. At the top of the CFL list with 147 career touchdowns, 144 career receiving touchdowns, most touchdowns in a season with 23; Stegall’s name is also etched in nearly every Blue Bomber receiving record. He is ranked number one in team history with the most receptions (854), the most 1,000 yard receiving seasons (10), and most receiving yards in a season (1,896). His 15,153 career receiving yards place him at the top of that category. Stegall will forever remain one of the most popular players in team history, both with among fans and teammates. His achievements on the field include being named a division all-star eight times, a league all-star six times, and in 2002, Stegall was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player when he finished with 1,862 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.
The late Tyrone Jones dominated on the defensive side of the ball throughout his eight seasons with the Blue Bombers (1983 – 1987, 1989 – 1991), becoming one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history. The Southern University product still holds the Winnipeg career sack record (98) along with Grey Cup records for most sacks in a game (four) and most Grey Cup sacks (five). Jones anchored a defence that helped win the Blue Bombers Grey Cup titles in 1984 and 1990. He was the Grey Cup MVP in the first of those championships and captured the league’s top defensive player award in 1985, while also earning CFL All-Star status annually from 1984-1987.