Sept. 12, 2005
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Former Miami University football and track and field standout Milt Stegall (Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon) was honored by the Canadian Football League and the Winnipeg Bombers over the weekend for breaking the league's career record for receiving touchdowns.
Stegall, a four-year football letterwinner at Miami from 1988-91, hauled in two TD receptions in a Sept. 4 game versus the Saskatchewan Rough Riders to give him 119 touchdown receptions during his 11-year CFL career. Stegall, who was on the roster of the Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-94, has amassed 662 receptions for 11,876 yards during his impressive career with the Bombers. He was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2002 when he caught a CFL single-season record 23 touchdown passes.
As a wide receiver at Miami, Stegall totaled 106 catches for 1,581 yards and eight touchdowns during his career, ranking among the program's career Top 10 in receptions and receiving yards. He also was a dangerous kick returner for the Red and White, setting a career record of 1,377 kick return yards that lasted until 2002. Stegall was an honorable mention all-Mid-American Conference selection as a junior.
Stegall also competed on Miami's track and field team and still holds the program's third-fastest clocking in the 100-meter dash (10.44) and fifth-fastest time in the 200-meter dash (21.24). He also ran a leg on Miami's record-setting 4X100 team that included fellow football standout Ron Carpenter.
As a prep, Stegall was a first-team all-league, all-city, all-district and all-state selection at Roger Bacon.