Highlights

2013

Started 18 regular season games, West Semi-Final, West Final and Grey Cup…finished with 36 defensive tackles, eight quarterback sacks, two pass knockdowns, one tackle for loss and one fumble return…added one defensive tackle and one pass knockdown in the playoffs…had three defensive tackles, two quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one pass knockdown in the Grey Cup.

2012

Played eight regular season games with Jacksonville Jaguars…spent the first six weeks on the injured list…finished the season with two defensive tackles.

2008

Started eight regular season games and West Semi-Final at defensive end…missed 10 regular season games due to injury…had four defensive tackles, a quarterback sack and a forced fumble in week 1…had a defensive tackle, a quarterback sack and a forced fumble in week 17…had four defensive tackles and a fumble recovery in West Semi-Final…finished the regular season with 13 defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles.

2007

Started 13 regular season games at defensive end…also started both playoff games and Grey Cup game…spent five weeks on the Riders four-man reserve list…made Rider and CFL debut in week 2…recorded first CFL quarterback sack in week 2…had a 70 yard fumble return for a touchdown in week 17…had three defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks in West Final…had three defensive tackles, a forced fumble and a quarterback sack in Grey Cup game…finished season with 23 defensive tackles, five quarterback sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown…Rider nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie.

College

Was a four year starter at Utah State and in 2002 became the first USU freshman to start a season at defensive end in nine years…ranked fifth in the NCAA with 12.5 quarterback sacks in his senior season…spent three years at defensive end after playing at linebacker as a junior…was a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference defensive end in his senior year…finished his Aggie career with 163 tackles, with 39 for a loss, including 23.5 quarterback sacks.

Personal

John, his wife Catherine, three children spent the off-season in Regina…John worked for Employment Network Canada Inc. as a recruiter/marketer….he also traveled around the province as a presenter in the Community Youth Challenge Program…John is an ambassador and a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation…he spends his free time with his family, teammates, and enjoys playing basketball to keep his competitive edge.