Jonathon
Jennings
#10 Quarterback
Jonathon
Jennings
#10 Quarterback
Height 6'0
Weight 195 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1992-07-21 (24)
Born Columbus, OH
School Saginaw Valley
INT / NAT INT
Completions 371
Attempts 554
Yards 5226
Touchdowns 27

Born: July 21, 1992 – Columbus, OH
2017:   Years as a Lion: 3rd  Years in CFL: 3rd   Status: International
Career Games: 36    Playoffs: 3    Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
Jonathon was signed as a free agent by the Lions in April 2015. In May 2016, he signed a contract extension through the 2018 season.

 

Highlights:AppleMark
2016: A breakout year for the young star as Jonathon led the Lions to a second-place finish in the West Division with a 12-6 record and the club’s first home playoff game since 2012. Good on 371 of his 554 pass attempts for 5,226 yards and 27 touchdowns, Jonathon became just the fourth quarterback in team history to reach the 5,000-yard plateau and the third-best passing season in team history.

 

Leading the CFL with an astounding 40 completions of 30 yards or more, Jonathon terrorized opposing secondaries with his penchant for  deep accurate throws downfield. Finishing the year with nine 300-yard passing efforts, his biggest outing on the year was a 429-yard, three-TD performance in Saskatchewan on July 16.

 

10 Jennings vs HAM 05Going 1-1 in the playoffs, Jonathon overcame some first quarter setbacks in the Western Semi-Final against Winnipeg to eventually throw for 329 yards and two majors. A brilliant second-half by the sophomore starter helped the Lions overcome a 19-point deficit and featured a dramatic nine-yard scamper for a touchdown in the game’s final moments leading to a 32-31 win.

 

2015: Jonathon began the season as the Lions’ third quarterback but moved into the starter’s seat after injuries to both Travis Lulay and John Beck. The young pivot went 3-3 over his six starts throwing for 2,004 yards on 142 completions including 15 touchdowns. He also earned the start in the Western Semi-Final.

 

2014: In addition to a workout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in April, Jonathon was invited to a pair of NFL workouts by the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent. He also spent time with the Green Bay Packers in late August.

 

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2010-2013: Jonathon enjoyed an outstanding four-year, 43-game career at Saginaw Valley State throwing for 10,710 yards and 96 touchdowns on 799 career completions. The Ohio native was selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year in 2013 following a noteworthy senior year completing 220 passes for 3,284 yards and a conference-leading 31 majors. In addition running for another 470 yards and 12 touchdowns that same season for the Cardinals, he tallied a career-high 541 passing yards and seven TD’s in a win over Hillside College.

 

Personal:
Jonathon was a Finance major at Saginaw Valley State and has been playing football since the age of eight. Among his many achievements as a quarterback, he lists a 40-yard game-winning TD pass against Grand Valley State in 2012 as his biggest memory to date. When not hanging out with family and friends, you’ll find Jonathon behind a drum kit where’s he’s been pounding the skins since the age of two.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2015
BC 8 142 215 2004 15 10 9.3
2016
BC 18 371 554 5226 27 15 9.4
Total
26 513 769 7230 42 25 9.4

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2015
BC 18 26 127 0 4.9 17
2016
BC 18 68 363 4 5.3 20
Total
36 94 490 4 5.2 20

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
06-11
-2 SSK 2 5 70 1 0 14.0
06-17
-1 CGY 16 20 173 1 0 8.7
06-25
1 CGY 24 42 248 0 0 5.9
07-01
2 HAM 16 27 228 1 0 8.4
07-07
3 TOR 11 18 132 0 1 7.3
07-16
4 SSK 25 40 429 3 0 10.7
07-29
6 CGY 26 41 374 3 2 9.1
08-04
7 MTL 27 32 331 1 1 10.3
08-13
8 HAM 20 32 306 3 1 9.6
08-19
9 CGY 10 22 153 0 0 7.0
08-25
10 OTT 23 31 289 1 0 9.3
08-31
11 TOR 22 31 199 0 1 6.4
09-09
12 MTL 24 33 341 1 0 10.3
09-23
14 EDM 16 28 278 2 2 9.9
10-01
15 OTT 20 25 348 3 0 13.9
10-08
16 WPG 28 38 422 0 2 11.1
10-14
17 WPG 22 29 327 2 3 11.3
10-22
18 EDM 21 28 273 2 0 9.8
10-29
19 SSK 19 32 241 2 1 7.5
11-05
20 SSK 17 25 307 3 1 12.3
11-13
21 WPG 26 35 329 2 1 9.4
11-20
22 CGY 17 24 206 1 1 8.6
Total
432 638 6004 32 17 9.6

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-11
-2 SSK 1 2 0 2.0 2
06-17
-1 CGY 2 5 0 2.5 3
06-25
1 CGY 10 41 0 4.1 15
07-01
2 HAM 3 12 0 4.0 9
07-07
3 TOR 4 8 1 2.0 6
07-16
4 SSK 5 30 1 6.0 19
07-29
6 CGY 5 44 1 8.8 16
08-04
7 MTL 4 5 0 1.3 2
08-13
8 HAM 3 24 0 8.0 14
08-19
9 CGY 2 11 0 5.5 9
08-25
10 OTT 5 20 0 4.0 6
08-31
11 TOR 3 20 0 6.7 13
09-09
12 MTL 3 31 0 10.3 19
09-23
14 EDM 3 14 0 4.7 7
10-01
15 OTT 4 14 0 3.5 8
10-08
16 WPG 1 1 0 1.0 1
10-14
17 WPG 4 22 0 5.5 12
10-22
18 EDM 4 26 1 6.5 20
10-29
19 SSK 3 28 0 9.3 14
11-05
20 SSK 2 12 0 6.0 8
11-13
21 WPG 9 43 2 4.8 9
11-20
22 CGY 1 8 0 8.0 8
Total
81 421 6 5.2 220