The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will induct the club’s greatest receiver into the team’s Ring of Honour next Wednesday.

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will induct the club’s greatest receiver into the team’s Ring of Honour next Wednesday.

Milt Stegall is the fourth inductee into the Bombers’ Ring of Honour, the team announced on Friday morning, joining Chris Walby, Ken Ploen and Gerry James above the 200-level suites at Investors Group Field.

"This means a lot to me," said Stegall in a release from the club. "When people ask me, ‘What was the first thing you thought about when you got to Winnipeg?’ I’m very honest with them: my plan was to spend a couple years there, put up some numbers and then hopefully get back to the NFL. The way things turned out, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The fact that I spent 14 years there, the things that I did there and the way I was treated… everything that happened is a big part of the reason of where I am in my life now."

NATHAN DENETTE / CANADIAN PRESS FILES</p><p>On Sept. 12, 2008, Milt Stegall ran for a 92-yard touchdown against Toronto to pass Allen Pitts to be become the CFL leader in receiving yards.</p></p>

NATHAN DENETTE / CANADIAN PRESS FILES

On Sept. 12, 2008, Milt Stegall ran for a 92-yard touchdown against Toronto to pass Allen Pitts to be become the CFL leader in receiving yards.

The nine-time CFL all-star set numerous records with the Blue Bombers during his 14-year career in the league, including the most touchdowns in a career with 147 and the most touchdowns in one season with 23.

Stegall set the record for most receiving yards in CFL history in his final season in 2008 with 15,153, a mark latter surpassed by Geroy Simon.

Stegall, 46, was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2009 an the CFL Hall of Fame in 2012 and has been a fixture as an analyst on the CFL on TSN since his retirement.

"I was lucky to know Milt as a teammate and couldn’t be more proud to now add his name to the Ring of Honour," said President and CEO Wade Miller. "His contribution not only to the team over the years, but to the community that still calls him one of their own exemplifies why Milt was an easy selection for this honour."

Before coming to Winnipeg in 1995, Stegall played parts of three season in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, scoring one touchdown in 1992.

Five more inductees will be announced this year -- one at each home game -- in the Bombers' on-going efforts to honour their past. The Ring of Honour, situated above the 200-level suites at IGF, is a series of placards bearing the names and numbers of esteemed athletes voted on by fans and vetted by a selection committee from the club.