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Jim Evenson (born January 9, 1947) was a running back who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League for the British Columbia Lions[1] and the Ottawa Rough Riders. Evenson won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy in 1971. He was a part of the Rough Riders 1973 Grey Cup winning team. Evenson played college football at University of Oregon. He finished his career with a brief stint with the Portland Thunder of the up-start WFL, where he rushed for 439 yards on 99 carries scoring one touchdown. Evenson also caught 18 passes for 108 yards. Evenson died in January, 2008 at the age of 61.

Jim Evenson
Born: (1947-01-09) January 9, 1947 (age 72)
Hillsboro, Oregon
Died:January 2008
Portland, Oregon
Career information
CFL statusInternational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
NFL draft1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 90
Drafted byPittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19681972BC Lions
19731974Ottawa Rough Riders
1975Portland Thunder - WFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1970, 1971
CFL East All-Star1973
CFL West All-Star1968, 1969, 1970, 1971


  1. ^ Taylor, Jim (21 October 1968). "Evenson Takes Aim at Willie's Record". The Sun. Retrieved 28 May 2011.

2. (2018). More bricks for the Wall of Fame. [online] Available at: [Accessed 8 Oct. 2018].