Milt Stegall adds another accolade to his achievements.
The legendary Winnipeg Blue Bomber receiver will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 2 after 14 years with the blue and gold.
Starting his CFL career in 1995 was unexpected as Stegall said he didn't know what the CFL was and had only been to Canada a handful of times to Toronto and Montreal.
"I thought everywhere was like Toronto and Montreal and I get to Winnipeg and I'm like, what is going on and it's so flat, there's no expressways," Stegall said to CTV News Winnipeg with a laugh.
After a rough start north of the border, he says signing in Winnipeg was the best decision he ever made.
"I am always thankful for that because, as I said, it not only changed my football life, it changed my life in general. September 1995, I don't remember the exact date, but that month is something that's truly embedded in my history for the rest of my life." He continued to CTV Winnipeg.
Scoring four touchdowns in six games in 1995, his 1997 season was a breakout year leading him to be an all-star with 1,616 yards and 14 touchdowns. From 2000 to 2007, he was an all-star and in 2002 he was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player where he had 105 catches for 1,862 yards and 23 touchdowns.
When asked what his top on-field moment was, it was July 20, 2006 against Edmonton. With no time left on the clock, Stegall scored a 100-yard touchdown to win the game 25 - 22.
"That play right there stands out to me more than any play I've ever made in my football life," said Stegall to CTV Winnipeg.
Retiring after the 2008 season, Stegall was then inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Stegall will be inducted on Nov. 2 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.