Jason Shirley
No. 99, 71     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-30) September 30, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Fontana, California
Career information
College: Fresno State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2008 2010)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     8
Sacks     2.5
FFs     1

Jason Shirley (born September 30, 1985) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State. He is currently coaching youth football in Southern California. He was also a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Arizona Rattlers and Los Angeles Kiss.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Due to a lack of depth on the offensive line, Shirley switched from defensive tackle, the position he played for his first two NFL seasons, to offensive guard during 2009 training camp.[1] Shirley was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 5, 2009. He was signed to a reserve/future contract on January 11, 2010. He was released on September 3, 2011.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Shirley signed with the Seattle Seahawks on October 17, 2011. He was waived on October 22.

Carolina PanthersEdit

Shirley signed on to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 8, 2011.[2] Shirley was promoted from the practice squad on December 7, 2011. He played in the final four games for the Panthers, recording four tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced-fumble. [3]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Shirley signed with the Indianapolis Colts on July 19, 2012. He was released by the Colts on August 31.

Washington RedskinsEdit

Shirley was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on September 3, 2012.[4] He was released on September 11.[5]

Arizona RattlersEdit

Shirley was placed on league suspension during the Arizona Rattlers ArenaBowl XXVI championship victory.[6]

Los Angeles KissEdit

Shirley was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss on February 23, 2014.

WWE tryoutEdit

On October 28, 2014, Shirley was mentioned as a participant of tryout in WWE Performance Center.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In November 2008, a Fresno (Calif.) County judge sentenced Shirley to 30 days in a work program after a jury found him guilty of drunken driving and hit and run.[8]


  2. "Carolina Panthers Transactions". Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  3. "Carolina Panthers: Jason Shriely". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  4. Jones, Mike (September 3, 2012). "Redskins finalize practice squad". Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  5. Tinsman, Brian (September 11, 2012). "Redskins Shuffle Roster, Practice Squad". Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  6. Joe Williams (August 17, 2013). "ArenaBowl XXVI: Rattlers win 2nd Arena Football League title in row". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. Ryan Murphy & John Clapp (October 28, 2014). "'No heroes here': Three days at a WWE tryout". WWE. Archived from the original on October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  8. "Shirley sentenced after being found guilty of drunken driving, hit and run". Associated Press ( 12 November 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008.

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