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Glen Weir
Date of birth: (1951-07-23) July 23, 1951 (age 68)
Place of birth: Canada London, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): DT
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ORFU: London Lords
Organizations
 As player:
1972-1981
1982-1984
Montreal Alouettes
Montreal Concordes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1975, 1977
CFL East All-Star: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982
Awards: 1977 - James P. McCaffrey Trophy
1977 - Grey Cup Most Valuable Player
Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 2009

Glen Weir (born July 23, 1951 in London, Ontario) was a star defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

Weir played his amateur football with the London Lords intermediate league team. He had a 13-year career with the Alouettes from 1972 through 1984 (the 1982 to 1984 seasons were actually played with the Montreal Concordes.) He held the franchise record for most games with 203 until he was surpassed by Bryan Chiu in 2009. He played in five Grey Cup games, winning two, in 1974 and 1977. He was the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player (defensive) in 1977. He was also a five time all star. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods' song "My Cousin Has a Grey Cup Ring" was inspired by Weir, who is the cousin of Woods' father.[1]

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