J. C. Sherritt

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J. C. Sherritt
No. 47     Edmonton Eskimos
J.C. Sherritt.jpg
J.C. Sherritt playing for the Eskimos in 2013
Born: (1988-05-02) May 2, 1988 (age 30)
Truckee, California
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College Eastern Washington
High school Pullman
NFL draft 2011 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
2011–Present Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards

CFL All-Star 2012
CFL West All-Star 2012
Career stats
  • Playing stats at CFL.ca

John Cody "J. C." Sherritt[1] (born May 2, 1988) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Sherritt played his college football at Eastern Washington and was the 2010 recipient of the Buck Buchanan Award.

High school career

In 2006 Sherritt graduated from Pullman High School in Pullman, Washington, where he played linebacker and running back, helping lead his team to a perfect 14–0 record and the State 2A Championship. Sherritt received an offer to walk on at Washington State, but Sherritt decided to attend Eastern Washington, which gave him his only Division I scholarship offer.

College career

Sherritt played 49 games over four seasons at Eastern Washington. As a senior, he finished the regular season ranked 10th in the FCS with 11.36 tackles per game. Sherritt also became the first player in school history with more than 400 career tackles and helped lead Eastern Washington to the 2010 FCS National Championship. He was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the Buck Buchanan Award as the FCS' top defensive player of the year. Sherritt led the FCS with 170 tackles in 2009, and he ranked third in 2010 with 150 (11.5 per game).

Professional career

Sherritt went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but signed a free agent contract on April 20, 2011, with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). In his first year in the league (2011) Sherritt became a key component of the Eskimos defense. He amassed 72 tackles, 13 special teams tackles, and 3 quarterback sacks. JC Sherritt had an even better year in his second season in the CFL. Sherritt finished the 2012 CFL season with a CFL record 130 tackles; despite missing 1 game due to injury. He surpassed the previous record of 129 tackles by Calvin Tiggle from 1994. He was named a CFL West All-Star, CFL All-Star, and also named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. After his outstanding 2012 season, Sherritt was rewarded with a three year contract extension by the Eskimos.

Sherritt suffered a broken thumb in Week 6 of the 2013 CFL season, he underwent surgery on it during the following bye week. At the time of his injury he had 37 tackles through 6 games. Sherritt missed 4 games following his surgery to repair his broken thumb. In Week 15, he re-fractured the same thumb and was listed as out-indefinitely. Sherritt continued to be an important contributor on the Eskimos defense over the next three seasons, totaling 70 tackles in 2015 and 77 in 2016. In the first game of the 2017 season Sherritt left the game after suffering an apparent Achilles injury.[2] On June 26, 2017 it was announced that Sherritt would miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles.[3] Despite missing almost the entire 2017 season Sherritt and the Eskimos agreed to a two-year contract extension on February 9, 2018.[4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/11/22/eskimos-lb-jc-sherritt-wins-cfls-defnesive-player-of-the-year-honours
  2. ^ "Sherritt leaves with suspected Achilles injury". CFL.ca. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos lose JC Sherritt to injury for rest of 2017 CFL season". Edmonton Journal. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Eskimos sign Sherritt to contract extension – Article – TSN". TSN. 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 

External links

  • Edmonton Eskimos bio
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