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(Montreal) The Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday that former star defensive player Glen Weir has passed away.

According to the team, Weir passed away on Monday at the age of 71.

Weir played 203 games in 13 seasons with the Montreal team, between 1972 and 1984. The defensive tackle evolved at a time when defensive statistics were not counted, which did not prevent him from being named at six times on the East Division All-Star Team.

He helped the Alouettes lift the Gray Cup in 1974 and 1977.

It was in 1977 that Weir best stocked his trophy cabinet, when in addition to being voted the Gray Cup Defensive Player of the Year, he was voted the Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. East. He was also named to the CFL All-Star Team that same year for the second time in his career.