Jimenez in 2004.
|Date of birth:||May 1, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Queens, NY, United States|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star:||2008|
Jason Jimenez (born May 1, 1980) is a former professional gridiron football offensive tackle. He last played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He is a former member of the 2006 Grey Cup champions, the BC Lions of the CFL. He went to The University of Southern Mississippi where he earned joint degrees in Political science and Criminal justice while playing for the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. He graduated from Cypress Creek HS in Orlando Fl
In 2003, Jimenez played on the practice squad for the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was signed by the Packers in January 2004 and released in September 2004. The Raiders assigned him to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2005. The BC Lions signed him on January 31, 2006. In 2008, he was named a CFL All-Star.
On January 29, 2010, Jimenez was released by the Lions after playing 71 games over a four-year period.
Jimenez signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 23, 2010. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Jason Jimenez is considered to be one of the dirtiest players in the CFL. While a member of the BC Lions, he was involved in an incident that resulted in a broken leg to Calgary Stampeders player Anthony Gargiulo, who never played another game. Jimenez was suspended by the CFL for one game but later successfully appealed the suspension. Later, while playing with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Jimenez was accused of making an illegal late hit from behind to the knee of a former teammate which resulted in a fine.
- Jason Jimenez at ticats.ca