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Bernie Glier

2021 |


Bernie was drafted 5th overall by the BC Lions in 1982. He played professional football with the hometown Lions from 1983-89 as a Defensive Back and Linebacker. He was part of the BC Lions 1985 Grey Championship team along with playing in the 1983 and 1986 Grey Cup Championship Games.

Richmond Roots Bernie was raised in Richmond and attended Tomsett, Bridgeport, Cambie and Richmond High. Growing up he played multiple sports along with junior and senior high school football. Bernie attended UBC in 1978 on a Football scholarship, and started his teaching career part-time in Richmond in 1983 while playing for the BC Lions.

Did You Know Bernie won the BC High School Football Championships as both a player and coach with the Richmond Colts.

Barriers Overcome Bernie was cut from the BC Lions in his first year and returned to UBC to finish his degree. After finishing his degree he made the Lions and went on to play seven seasons with the club.


Recognition Bernie was chosen as #63 in UBC’s Top 100 Football Players from 1970-2016, and was voted as one of eight All Decade Defensive Back for UBC Thunderbirds that played during the 80s. He was selected as the Canada West All-Star Defensive Back for UBC, and is a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the BC Football Hall of Fame.

All Awards

1981-1982 Canada West All Star Defensive Back UBC Football  
2003 All Decade 1982 Vanier Cup Football Team 12-0 win loss record TSN reported that our 82 Team was the greatest in CIAU history.  
2017 UBC Top 100 Football Players 1970-2016 Chosen #63 of the all-time players from 1970-2016.  
2019 Frank Gnup Wall of Honour UBC Football 1982 Vanier Cup Team  
2020 All Decade Defensive Back UBC Football Chosen 1 of 8 Defensive Backs that played during the 80’s.  
2021 Frank Gnup Wall of Honour UBC Football 1978 Hardy Cup Champions  

Championship Bernie won the 1977 High School Football Champions with the Colts, the 1982 Vanier Cup with UBC and the 1985 Grey Cup with the BC Lions. As a coach he won the 1996, 1997 and 1998 High School Football Champions with the Colts.


2000 BC Sports Hall of Fame 1985 BC Lions Grey Cup winning team  
2012 BC Football Hall of Fame 1982 UBC Vanier Cup Winning Team  
2012 BC Football Hall of Fame 1985 BC Lions Grey Cup Winning Team  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1983-1989 BC Lions Career Stats: 102 games played 7 Interceptions 88 Yards 3 QB Sacks 4 Fumbles Recoveries 2 Receiving Receptions 14 Yards  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Bernie coached High School Football with Richmond Secondary from 1992-2000 and is still teaching P.E. at the school.

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