American Football Database
Jason Pottinger
File:Jason Pottinger.jpg
No. 46     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-29) 29 June 1983 (age 39)
Place of birth: Whitby, Ontario
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Jason "Jay" "J-Po" Pottinger (born June 29, 1983, in Whitby, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Early years

Pottinger went to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and played CIS football for the McMaster Marauders from 2002 to 2005. He was named a member of the Ontario University Athletics All-Star Team in each of his last three seasons and a member of the All-Canadian team twice. He was named the Outstanding Defensive Player of the OUA in for both the 2004 and 2005 seasons.[1]

Jay played football with the Oshawa Hawkeyes from age 12 until he began playing for McMaster University. He continues to stay in touch with Durham Region youth football programs, and is a big supporter of youth football everywhere.

Professional career

Pottinger was drafted in the first round, second overall in the 2006 CFL Draft by the BC Lions. In his first season, the 2006 BC Lions season, he recorded no sacks, 6 tackles and 19 special teams tackles in all 18 games for the Lions and was part of the Lions 94th Grey Cup victory. In his three seasons with the Lions, Pottinger recorded 115 combined tackles and one sack over 54 games.[2]

On March 23, 2009, it was announced that Pottinger was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for a first round pick in the upcoming 2009 CFL Draft.[2]

The Toronto Argonauts re-signed Pottinger to a new 2-year deal on February 15, 2012 that will see him through to the 2014 season.[3]