Jason Jimenez (born May 1, 1980) is a former professional gridiron football offensive tackle. He last played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He is a former member of the 2006 Grey Cup champions, the BC Lions of the CFL. He went to The University of Southern Mississippi where he earned joint degrees in Political science and Criminal justice while playing for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. He graduated from Cypress Creek HS in Orlando Fl

Jason Jimenez
Jason Jimenez Packers.jpg
Jimenez in 2004.
Born: (1980-05-01) May 1, 1980 (age 39)
United States Queens, NY, United States
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)OT
Height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight320 lb (150 kg)
CollegeSouthern Mississippi
High schoolCypress Creek High School; Orlando, Florida
Career history
As player
2003Cleveland Browns (NFL)
2003Green Bay Packers (NFL)
2004Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE)
2004Oakland Raiders (NFL)
2005Cologne Centurions (NFLE)
20062009British Columbia Lions (CFL)
20102011Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star2008
CFL West All-Star2008
HonoursGrey Cup (2006)

Professional careerEdit

In 2003, Jimenez played on the practice squad for the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was signed by the Packers in January 2004 and released in September 2004. The Raiders assigned him to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2005. The BC Lions signed him on January 31, 2006. In 2008, he was named a CFL All-Star.

On January 29, 2010, Jimenez was released by the Lions after playing 71 games over a four-year period.

Jimenez signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 23, 2010. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ControversyEdit

Jason Jimenez is considered to be one of the dirtiest players in the CFL. While a member of the BC Lions, he was involved in an incident that resulted in a broken leg to Calgary Stampeders player Anthony Gargiulo, who never played another game. Jimenez was suspended by the CFL for one game but later successfully appealed the suspension. Later, while playing with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Jimenez was accused of making an illegal late hit from behind to the knee of a former teammate which resulted in a fine.

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