JC Sherritt


205 lbs


5' 10"




Eastern Washington


May 2nd, 1988

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Edmonton Eskimos

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In 12 games (one start), Sherritt recorded 32 defensive tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, one interception, one fumble recovery and eight special teams tackles and one pass knockdown. In Week 13 against Hamilton, Sherritt recorded his first interception of the season, picking off a pass from Zach Collaros. In Week 19 against BC, Sherritt recorded a season-high seven tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and one special teams tackle. Sherritt's three sacks marked his first multi-sack game of his career earning him CFL Defensive Player of the Week honours. In the Western Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, Sherritt recorded two defensive tackles and one sack. In the Western Final against Calgary, Sherritt recorded one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle.


(Edmonton) In 10 games (10 starts), Sherritt has recorded 46 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one sack. Sherrit was placed on the one-game injured list in Weeks 8-11. Sherritt returned to the lineup in Week 12 against Winnipeg and recorded two defensive tackles and one fumble recovery. Sherritt recorded his first interception of the season in Week 13 against Winnipeg. Sherritt was placed on the one-game injured list in Week 16 and 17.


In 17 games (17 starts) at middle linebacker, Sherritt racked up a CFL record  130 defensive tackles (8 for a loss). He had 2 knockdowns and 5 interceptions for 56 yards.  JC recorded his first CFL interception on Aug 10 and his next two in consecutive games. He also had 3 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and contributed on special teams with 3 tackles. JC was on the injured list for game 14. He was named Defensive Player of the Week four times and Player of the Month for July, August and September. On Oct. 28, JC set a new Eskimo record for defensive tackles in a season, passing Willie Pless who registered 117 tackles in 1998. On Nov. 2, Sherritt broke the CFL record of 129 defensive tackles in a season record set by Toronto's Calvin Tiggle in 1994. JC was on the reserve list for the Eastern Semi-Final with an ankle injury. Sherritt was Edmonton's nominee for both the CFL's Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player, was the West Division nominee for CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. He was also named a Western Division All-Star and CFL All-Star. JC was also nominated to the 2012 CFLPA All Star team by his peers in the CFL.


 Signed as a free agent on April 20, 2011. Played 16 games (15 starts) and racked up 72 defensive tackles, 3 quarterback sacks, 3 tackles for losses for 4 yards, 3 knockdowns, 3 forced fumbles and 13 special teams tackles. He had 11 defensive tackles in his first CFL game. He injured his ankle on October 21 in Toronto and was placed on the injured list. He returned to the lineup, starting the Western Final(5 defensive tackles, 1 special teams tackle). JC was the Western Nominee for Rookie of the Year.


Sherritt played 49 games over four seasons at Eastern. As a senior, he finished the regular season ranked 10th in the FCS with 11.36 tackles per game. He had at least 10 tackles in nine straight games, totaled 10 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks, intercepted three passes, broke up four, forced two fumbles, recovered one and had two quarterback hurries. He also became the first player in school history with more than 400 career tackles and helped lead his team to the FCS Championship. He was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the Buchanan Award as the FSC's top defensive player of the year. JC led the FCS with 170 tackles in 2009, and he ranked third in 2010 with 150 (11.5 per game). He majored in Health and Fitness. In 2006, JC graduated from Pullman High School (Pullman, WA) where he played linebacker and running back, helping lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and the State 2A Championship. His hometown Washington State Cougars asked him to walk on, but Sherritt headed to Eastern when the Eagles gave him his only scholarship offer