One very proud mom is how you can describe Suzanne Bridge.
“I’m very proud because Brandon has done what he set his mind out to do,” she said. “He’s always said ‘I’m going to be a football player’ and he’s followed through with everything he said he’s going to do — I’m really proud, he’s done very well for himself.”
She said its “history in the making” that Saskatchewan is just the fourth western team to head to the eastern finals. Adding that it’s also a big milestone for her youngest son as he’ll be the only Canadian QB in the lineup for Sunday’s game.
“For Brandon being a Canadian and playing the position as a quarterback … you know it’s something that we all are excited about to see him accomplish at his young age,” she said. “
She said Bridge has always had football on his mind as a kid and she’s not surprised he’s ended up where he is now. She laughed and added it’s amazing to see Bridge play with someone he used to watch growing up.
“When I look at it, I’m thinking, oh my goodness, Kevin Glenn has been in the league for 17 years — Kevin came in the league when Brandon was only eight years old, which is amazing to think he was a little boy watching Kevin play and now he’s playing with him,” she said.
As for now, she said she’s curious what’s next for him, adding that getting to the Grey Cup would be a huge accomplishment.
“I just ‘wanna’ see where his next step (and where) he’s ‘gonna’ go — the Grey Cup would be a wonderful thing,” she said.
“We spoke about this on Sunday I said so what do you think? He goes, ‘well we have one more game’.”
She was at the game in Ottawa and will be attending Sunday’s game. Bridge’s hometown is Toronto and she said the whole family, along with friends will be out to support him and the green and white.