Greatness comes not from where we stand but where we are going.
|Height: 6.06||Born: Edmonton, Alberta|
|Weight: 285||College: Tulsa|
|Birthdate: 1984-01-26||Years: 7 BC / 4 CFL|
Following a four year career at Tulsa, the final two of which he was a dominant starter, Jon was selected by the Lions in the second round of the 2006 CFL Draft - 15th overall.
2012: Jon was off to another great start in 2012 before an injury sidelined him for the final five regular season games plus the Western Final. He was a regular starter at guard in 12 of the Lions’ first 13 games during which time the club allowed just 11 sacks. During his five-game absence at the end of the year, the line surrendered 19 sacks.
2011: The 2011 year began with Jon in the starting lineup following a fine season in 2010 and a solid training camp, but another injury limited Jon’s appearances to two games before a stint on the injured list. However, Jon recovered and played in the final seven regular season games as well as the Western Final and Grey Cup game, where he filled in for the majority of the contest after an injury sidelined Jesse Newman.
Games Played: Career: 38, Playoff: 2, Grey Cup: 1
2007-2012: Jon was originally drafted by the Lions in 2006, but did not join the Lions until after completing his final year of eligibility at Tulsa as well as a brief NFL try-out with the Arizona Cardinals.
Finally coming to the club in September 2007 Jon was placed on the practice roster for the remainder of the year. Since then, Jon has endured a number of season-ending injuries and in spite of seeing action in just 38 career games he’s enjoyed excellent 2011 and 2012 campaigns upon his return to the lineup.
2004-2007: Started his final last two seasons at Tulsa including 27 consecutive games earning All-Conference Second Team honours
Jon majored in Management at Tulsa and has since earned his MBA. In 2011, he opened his own restaurant called Mean Poutine, located in downtown Vancouver. Jon has been playing football since the age of 17, taking up the game in high school in Edmonton where he was an accomplished basketball player.
Jon and his wife, Lindsay, who was a member of Tulsa’s varsity softball team, make their off-season home in Vancouver. Jon is very active in the club’s community programs including FortisBC Energy Champions and Lions Pride as well as Read, Write and Roar. When not out visiting schools you’ll find him enjoying his favourite TV show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or listening to Red Shag Carpet.