|Date of birth:August 28, 1982|
|Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec|
|CFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Kansas City Chiefs ( 2008)*|
|CFL status: National|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 5 Akron Football Records|
|Career CFL statistics as of 2013|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Arthur prepped at Vanier College in Montreal, winning Offensive Player-of-the-Year and Player-of-the-Year during the 2001 season. Arthur's play earned him a scholarship offer from the University of Akron, where Arthur would redshirt in 2003. After his redshirt year, new head coach J. D. Brookhart converted Arthur to a wide receiver.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Arthur attended Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec. Arthur's play as a quarterback earned him the Offensive Player-of-the-Year, as well as the Player-of-the-Year for his play during the 2001 season Arthur also participated in Track and Field.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Montreal, Quebec||Vanier College||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||–||Jul 8, 2003|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: – (QB) Rivals: – (QB), – (CAN)|
College career[edit | edit source]
Jabari Authur played college football for the Zips. During his senior year, his Canadian Football League rights were held by the Calgary Stampeders, who drafted him in the 2007 CFL Draft even though he was returning to Akron for his senior year.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
- Numbers in Bold are Akron school records
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]
Calgary Stampeders[edit | edit source]
Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit | edit source]
On September 20, 2009 Arthur was traded along with fellow receiver Titus Ryan, and defensive lineman Odell Willis to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for receivers Arjei Franklin, and Romby Bryant.
Calgary Stampeders (II)[edit | edit source]
On July 19, 2010, Arthur signed with the Calgary Stampeders. Over the span of 4 seasons, 2010 through 2013, Arthur averaged 21.5 receptions, for 261 yards, and a total of 4 pass receptions. The 2013 CFL season being by far the best of the four years; netting 41 pass receptions for 510 yards with 3 touchdowns. Following the 2013 CFL season the Stamps resigned Arthur to a new contract; he was set to become a free-agent that off-season. Arthur only caught 9 passes in the 2014 season (77 yards, 2 touchdowns). Despite the disappointing season the Stampeders extended his contract on March 11, 2015.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Chiefs Agree to Terms with 17 Rookie Free Agents". kcchiefs.com. May 2, 2008. Archived from the original on May 5, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080505045455/http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2008/05/02/chiefs_agree_to_terms_with_17_rookie_free_agents/. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
- "Chiefs Place Merritt on NFI; Release 21 Others". kcchiefs.com. August 30, 2008. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. https://web.archive.org/web/20080905185800/http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2008/08/30/chiefs_place_merritt_on_nfi_release_21_others/. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
- "Vanier QB Jabari Arthur Receives Honour". www.vaniercollege.qc.ca. Vanier College. http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/main/studentnews/jabariarthur/jabari.html. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Vanier College Athletics Latest News". www.vaniercollege.qc.ca. Vanier College. January 21, 2002. http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/athletics/allstars_a01.html. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Jabari Arthur". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jabari-Arthur-16252. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Jabari Arthur". www.scout.com. Microsoft. http://akron.scout.com/a.z?s=333&p=8&c=1&nid=611662. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- Arden Zwelling (August 26, 2011). "Zwelling: Arthur aims to add to his trophy case". www.cfl.ca. Canadian Football League. https://www.cfl.ca/article/zwelling-arthur-aims-to-add-to-his-trophy-case. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- "Jabari Arthur Stats". www.sports-reference.com. USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130617102456/http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jabari-arthur-1.html. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- Marla Ridenour (April 29, 2008). "Arthur, Reynolds end day pleased Calls from Jets, Chiefs wash away any frustration for players with local ties". Akron Beacon Journal. http://www.ohio.com/sports/18356294.html. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
- Stampeders ink receiver Jabari Arthur to new contract
- "Stamps Extend Jabari Arthur". http://www.stampeders.com/article/stamps-extend-jabari-arthur.