#27

LaVar Glover

Weight:

180 lbs

Height:

5' 10"

Position:

Defensive Back

College:

Cincinnati

Birthdate:

Dec 17th, 1978

Career Years:

7

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2010

Glover started the first 12 games on the corner, he was kept out for the rest of the season due to a groin injury.  Previous to being injured, he had 34 tackles, 4 pass knockdowns and 2 interceptions (42 yards). Glover was Winnipeg’s winner of the Cal Murphy ‘Heart of a Legend’ Award this award is given to the Bomber player that best demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to the CFL and community. He was also honoured for the Glover Youth Program in Cincinnati which provides one-on-one mentorship for male youth.  This program exposes them to a positive environment while teaching these young boys how to be positive role models in their community.

2008

LaVar enjoyed another terrific season as the Lions starting wide-side corner with a career-high 41 tackles along with two interceptions for TDs (the first two scores of his CFL career). Of the two picks, one was a career-high 49 yards return for a TD vs Toronto on Oct 25/08.  

2007

Named to the 2007 West All-Star Team after a fine season with 3 INTs, 35 tackles and 9 pass knockdowns. Became a feared pass defender and a regular every down player in 2007. Registered a career-high 4 tackles on two occasions.

2006

Joining the Lions as a free agent, Glover dressed for the first three regular season games before getting a starting nod in Week 4 at Edmonton (July 7/06) and excelling at his position for the remainder of the season as well as the West Championship and Grey Cup. Glover finished the season with 29 defensive tackles, three special teams stops, five pass knockdowns and two interceptions. He also added one defensive tackle and a knockdown in the Grey Cup.

College

After red-shirting as a freshman walk-on, he made the squad and spent four full seasons with the Bearcats in Conference USA. Started all 12 games as a senior recording a career-high 47 tackles and one interception return for a TD. Made a total of 105 tackles in his career at Cincinnati and started 22 games overall.

Personal

In addition to football, LaVar also plays golf, baseball and basketball. Before each game, he will walk around the field imagining a big play. During the off season, Glover works with youth at the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.  LaVar was a criminal justice major at Cincinnati.