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Jabari Arthur
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-08-28) August 28, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec
Career information
College: Akron
CFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Kansas City Chiefs ( 2008)*
CFL status: National
Career highlights and awards
* 5 Akron Football Records
Career CFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions     63
Yards     768
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

Jabari Arthur (born August 28, 1982) is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.

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.

He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL as a rookie free agent.[1] Arthur was released by the Chiefs on August 30, 2008.[2]

Early life

Arthur attended Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec.[3] 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[4] Arthur also participated in Track and Field.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jabari Arthur
Montreal, Quebec Vanier College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jul 8, 2003 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: – (QB)   Rivals: – (QB), – (CAN)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Arthur committed to the University of Akron on July 8, 2003.[5] Arthur was not heavily recruited, as he only received one scholarship offer.[6]

College career

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.[7]



Season Team GS GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long
2004 Akron 0 9 23 270 11.7 0 51
2005 Akron 2 12 30 482 16.1 3 46
2006 Akron 10 12 45 730 16.2 4 57
2007 Akron 12 12 86 1,171 13.6 10 51
Totals 24 45 184 2,653 14.4 17 57
  • Numbers in Bold are Akron school records

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Although eligible for the 2008 NFL Draft, Arthur was not selected. He signed with the Chiefs on April 27 at the conclusion of the draft.[9]

Calgary Stampeders

Arthur signed with the Calgary Stampeders on September 22, 2008. He won the Grey Cup championship in 2008.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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)

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.[10] 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.[11]


  1. "Chiefs Agree to Terms with 17 Rookie Free Agents". May 2, 2008. Archived from the original on May 5, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  2. "Chiefs Place Merritt on NFI; Release 21 Others". August 30, 2008. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
  3. "Vanier QB Jabari Arthur Receives Honour". Vanier College. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  4. "Vanier College Athletics Latest News". Vanier College. January 21, 2002. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. "Jabari Arthur". Yahoo!. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  6. "Jabari Arthur". Microsoft. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  7. Arden Zwelling (August 26, 2011). "Zwelling: Arthur aims to add to his trophy case". Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  8. "Jabari Arthur Stats". USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  9. 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. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
  10. Stampeders ink receiver Jabari Arthur to new contract
  11. "Stamps Extend Jabari Arthur".

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