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Renegades sign Glenn, Kralt and kicker

February 23, 2004 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa Renegades News Release

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renegades are pleased to announce the signing of veteran linebacker Jason Kralt, veteran linebacker / long snapper Steve Glenn and placekicker Ian Hewitt. All players signed one-year contacts with a club option for a second season.

Kralt, 30, begins his sixth season in the CFL in 2004 and his third with the Renegades. The 6-foot-1, 241-pound graduate of Carleton University had 24 defensive tackles and five special teams tackles during the 2003 season.

Glenn, 32, will compete in his ninth CFL season and his third with the Renegades. Regarded as one of the best long snappers in the league, Glenn appeared in all 18 Renegades games during the 2003 campaign and did not botch a single snap on punts, field goals

and convert attempts. The 6-foot-3 245-pounder from the University of Ottawa and a resident of Orleans has played 111 CFL regular-season games.

Hewitt, 27, joins the Renegades and will compete for the placekicking duties vacated by Lawrence Tynes who signed a contract with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. The Montreal Alouettes signed Hewitt to the practice roster during the 2000 season. He has also attended training camp with the Toronto Argonauts and the B.C. Lions.

The 5-foot-8, 164-pound native of Calgary attended Minot State University in North Dakota and was named to the first-team North Dakota Central Athletic Conference all-star squad during his first two seasons.

JASON KRALT

Position: Linebacker

Nationality: Canadian

Height / Weight: 6-1, 241

University: Carleton

DOB (Opening Day Age) Hometown: February 8, 1974 (30) Ottawa

Acquired: Free agent, February 26, 2002; re-signed February 23, 2004

Yrs CFL / Yrs Renegades: 6th / 3rd

CFL Games / Ottawa Games: 85 / 31

Other CFL Teams: BC (1999-2001)

Draft: Third round (19th overall) BC 1999

2003 Highlights

Had 24 defensive tackles and five special teams tackles … Left game June 27 vs. Winnipeg due to injury … Missed game July 10 vs Toronto due to injury … DNP July 18 vs BC … Had a great game July 24 @ BC (first game since July 1) with five defensive tackles … Set personal season high with two special teams stops Sept. 6 vs Hamilton … Recorded seven tackles Sept. 14 @ Montreal, a personal season high … Had longest run of game for Renegades Sept. 19 @ Edmonton, taking a direct snap on punt formation 30 yards during third quarter … Knocked down first pass of season Oct. 26 @ Montreal …

Professional

1999: CFL début for BC @ Edmonton on July 9… Finished rookie season with 18 special team tackles, ranking third with the Lions… Also had one forced fumble during his rookie year… 2000: Ranked third with BC with 41 defensive tackles… Recovered two fumbles… Finished season with 15 tackles on special teams… Did not play in the Grey Cup Game vs. Montreal (played in Calgary) on Nov. 26 due to a foot injury… 2001: Had 17 tackles (11 on special teams)… 2002: Played 15 games for Ottawa… Registered 14 hits… Great contributor on special teams. Ranked fourth on club with 10 special teams tackles.

High School / University

Attended Nepean High School, but played football at various positions from Mosquito to Midget with Myers Riders… 1996-1998: Captain of the Carleton Ravens football team… Ontario-Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference All-Star as a free safety in 1996 and 1997… Voted a CIAU in 1997 and 1998.

Notable

Needs 21 defensive tackles to reach 100 in CFL career … Joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990… Served in Croatia as a United Nations peacekeeper. Presently holds the rank of Sergeant in the Forces and is in charge of recruits for the Governor General’s Foot Guards, an infantry regiment in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve … Speaks English and French.

STEVE GLENN

Position: Long Snapper / Linebacker

Nationality: Canadian

Height / Weight: 6-3, 245

University: Ottawa

DOB (Opening Day Age) Hometown: May 4, 1971 (33) Ottawa

Acquired: Free agent May 13, 2002; February 23, 2004 (re-signed)

Yrs CFL / Yrs Renegades: 9th / 3rd

CFL Games: Ottawa Games: 111 / 36

Grey Cup Appearances: 1 (Winnipeg 2001)

Other CFL Teams: Montreal (1996); BC (1996-1998); Winnipeg (1999-2001)

Draft: Non-drafted free agent (Montreal) 1996

2003 Highlights

Played all 18 games as Renegades’ snapper on punts and field goals … Recorded four tackles on special teams … Recorded first tackle of season on special teams Aug. 17 @ Saskatchewan.

Professional

1996: Signed as a free agent by Montreal, but cut during training camp … Re-signed by Montreal August 10… First CFL game: @ Saskatchewan, August 11 … Released by Montreal, August 20 … Signed as a free agent by BC, September 13, 1996 … 1997: Led BC and CFL with 17 tackles on special teams (played just six games ) during sophomore season until a knee injury ended his year prematurely … 1998: Played seven games for Lions … Released by BC, November 6 … 1999: Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, Feb. 12 … Ranked fourth on Bombers with 14 tackles on special teams … 1999-2001: Never missed a game in three seasons with Winnipeg … Had 34 special teams tackles in three seasons with Bombers … 2002: Released by Winnipeg on Feb. 28 … Signed by Ottawa on May 13 … Veteran performed solidly as usual in his role on special teams as long snapper on field goal attempts and punts … Named Special Teams Player of the Year by Ottawa sports media… Finished season with 10 tackles on special teams.

High School / University

Learned football playing Peewee with the Saanich Hornets in Victoria (1982) and the Junior Bantam provincial champion Richmond Bombers (1983)… Played his bantam football in the Ottawa area with the East Gloucester Bengals as a linebacker and offensive lineman in 1984 and 1985… Attended Cairine Wilson High School in Orleans (1986-1989)where he played four seasons, mostly at linebacker and offensive line, but occasionally as a running back, kicker, and snapper)… 1990-1994: Played his college football at the University of Ottawa, playing five seasons where he learned to become a long snapper as a freshman… Named a Gee-Gees captain for his final three seasons (1992 to 1994)… Named the 1992 Ottawa Gee-Gees Defensive Player of the Year and Gee-Gees MVP… Named to the Ontario-Quebec Interuniversity Football Conference All-Star Team (1991, 1992, 1994).

Notable

Considered one of the elite long snappers in the CFL … Played 100th CFL game July 31 vs. Edmonton … His grandfather, Tom Glenn, played professional football, mostly in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union, with the 1939 Ottawa Rough Riders (IRFU) and 1939 Montreal Bulldogs (IRFU), 1943 RCAF Hurricanes (QRFU), 1945 and 1946 Grey Cup-champion Toronto Argonauts (IRFU), 1947 Ottawa Trojans (ORFU), and 1948 Ottawa Rough Riders (IRFU)… Steve Glenn and his wife, Janna, live in Orleans with daughters, Brianna, 6, Mackenzie, 4 and son Connor who turns 2 in September.

IAN HEWITT

Position: Kicker

Nationality: Canadian

Height / Weight: 5-8, 164

University: Minot State

DOB (Opening Day Age) Hometown: September 18, 1976 (27) Calgary

Acquired: Free agent; February 23, 2004

Yrs CFL / Yrs Renegades: 1st / 1st

Draft: Fifth round (35th overall) Montreal 2000

Professional

2000: Spent most of season on Montreal practice roster … Did not see regular-season action … 2001: Attended Montreal training camp and was released … 2002: Attended Toronto training camp … Participated in first game in Renegades history, a pre-season match at Frank Clair Stadium on June 13. Kicked two converts and a 29-yard field goal in the game. Missed a 47-yard field goal … Released by Toronto following training camp … Signed by BC and added to the practice roster on July 12.

High School / University

1996-1999: Played at Minot State University in North Dakota … Named to the first-team North Dakota Central Athletic Conference all-star squad in his first two seasons … Led the league in 1999 with a 39.4-yard net punting average.

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