Jovan Olafioye


325 lbs


6' 6"


Offensive Lineman


North Carolina Central


Dec 16th, 1987

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Another standout campaign for the veteran right guard he started every game for a fifth consecutive season, picking up yet another West Division All-Star selection and his fourth All-Canadian honour.


 In his fourth CFL season, Jovan anchored the offensive line from his right tackle position and played all 18 games for the club. Part of a five-man unit that showed steady improvement through the season, the line surrendered just seven sacks in the final four games of the regular season. Jovan's consistent play netted him a West Division and CFL All-Star selection, the third consecutive league-wide honour for him.


Jovan had yet another outstanding season in 2012 and was a key to the club’s league-low 30 sacks allowed. He was selected as the West Division’s Most Outstanding Lineman for the second time and went on to capture the league-wide title for the first time.  Jovan also earned his third straight West Division All-Star spot as well as a place on the CFL squad for a second consecutive season. 


Jovan emerged as one of the CFL’s finest offensive linemen in 2011 after a season where he started all 20 games through the Western Final and Grey Cup. He was named to the West Division All-Star Team for the second straight year, as well as an All-CFL squad selection and received the West’s nod as the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman losing out in the Gibson’s Finest voting to Josh Bourke of Montreal. Jovan played all 18 games for the second straight season and contributed to the club’s huge improvement from 65 sacks allowed in 2010 to a league-low 29 in 2011. 


Jovan was the only lineman to play all 18 regular season games and the West Semi-Final. After a late season move from right guard to left tackle, Jovan helped to stabilize the offensive line. His dominant play throughout the season didn't go unoticed as Jovan earned the team nomination as Outstanding Lineman as well as a West Division All-Star honour.