Jayson DiManche
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-22) September 22, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Career information
College: Southern Illinois
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2013 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles     28
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Forced Fumbles     1

Jayson DiManche (born September 22, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Southern Illinois.

Early yearsEdit

He attended Hamilton West High School in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.[1] He was selected to the first-team Trentonian all-area and Trenton Times all-county, and second-team Asbury Park Press all-state during his senior season in high school.[1] He was selected as the Hamilton West High School defensive MVP and Hardest Hitter Award.[1] In 2006, he was selected to the Second-team all-area and all-county teams while at high school.[1] He had a total of 253 tackles and 30 sacks in three prep seasons while at high school.[1]

College careerEdit

In his freshman season, Dimanche was selected to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.[1] In his sophomore season, he was selected as a Honorable Mention All-MVFC.[2] He was selected as the MVFC Defensive Player of the Week after his outstanding regular season performance when he recorded a career-high three sacks in a regular season win over No. 21 Western Illinois during his sophomore season.[3] During his junior season, DiManche was among the student-athletes that were named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.[4] In his last season at Southern Illinois, he was selected as team captain on August 25, 2012.[5] He was selected to the CFPA linebacker award watch list during preseason.[6][7] He was named to the second-team All-MVFC following the conclusion of his senior season.[8] He recorded 49 Tackles, 8 Sacks, 2 pass deflections, and a fumble recovery in his senior season.[9] He finished college with a total of 145 tackles, 19 sacks, three forced fumbles, six pass deflections, and one interception.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[10] DiManche recorded his first NFL career forced fumble against the New Orleans Saints on November 16, 2014.[11] He was waived-injured by the Bengals on September 5, 2015.[12] He cleared waivers and was reverted to the Bengals' injured reserve list. On September 11, 2015, DiManche was released by the Bengals with an injury settlement.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

The Kansas City Chiefs signed DiManche to their practice squad on October 13, 2015.[13]

Cleveland Browns Edit

On October 20, 2015, the Cleveland Browns signed DiManche off the Chiefs' practice squad.[14] On December 23, 2015, the Cleveland Browns promoted DiManche to the 53-man roster and placed wide receiver Andrew Hawkins to the injured reserve.[15] On December 31, 2015, the Cleveland Browns waived DiManche.[16]

Second stint with the BengalsEdit

On January 5, 2016, the Bengals signed DiManche to their practice squad.[17] On August 29, 2016, DiManche was waived by the Bengals.[18]

Detroit LionsEdit

On August 30, 2016, DiManche was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.[19] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Lions.[20]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On April 7, 2017, DiManche signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[21] On May 2, 2017, DiManche was waived by the 49ers.[22] He was re-signed on August 5, 2017.[23] He was waived/injured on August 16, 2017 and placed on injured reserve.[24] On August 21, 2017, the 49ers waived DiManche from IR with an injury settlement.[25]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Haitian immigrants, Jude and Martine DiManche.[1] His father is a truck driver while his mother is a manager.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Southern Illinois Salukis Profile". Archived from the original on March 11, 2013.
  2. "Two football Bears named first-team all-MVFC". Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  3. "DiManche named MVFC Defensive Player of the Week". Retrieved November 14, 2010.
  4. "MVFC Announces 2011-12 Academic Awards". Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  5. "Hamilton West grad Jayson DiManche named captain for Southern Illinois". Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  6. "Dothard Named to CFPA Linebackers Preseason Watch List". Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  7. "Craig Wilkins Named to CFPA Linebacker Watch List". Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  8. "Boatright, Pruitt earn first-team All-MVFC honors". Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  9. "College Football Reference". Archived from the original on May 2, 2014.
  10. "Bengals Agreed To Terms With Southern Illinois University OLB Jayson Dimanche". Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  11. "Watch Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints [11/16/2014 -"]. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  12. Harvey, Coley (September 5, 2015). "Cincinnati Bengals cut 21 players, put Vontaze Burfict on PUP". Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  13. Paylor, Terez (October 13, 2015). "Chiefs sign Spencer Ware from the practice squad, make a host of other moves". Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  14. "Browns sign Jayson DiManche from Kansas City’s practice squad". October 20, 2015.
  15. "Browns sign Jayson DiManche to active roster; place Andrew Hawkins on injured reserve". Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  16. "Browns sign QB Pat Devlin". Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  17. Marcum, Jason (January 5, 2016). "Bengals add Jayson DiManche to practice squad, sign 3 players to futures contracts".
  18. Hobson, Geoff. "DiManche, Hocker among first Bengals cuts".
  19. "Lions awarded LB Jayson DiManche via waivers, waive LB Dominique Tovell".
  20. "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  21. "49ers Sign LB Jayson DiManche". April 7, 2017.
  22. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". May 2, 2017.
  23. Fann, Joe (August 5, 2017). "49ers Sign LB Jayson DiManche".
  24. "49ers Announce Two Roster Moves". August 16, 2017.
  25. Bouda, Nate (August 21, 2017). "49ers Waive LB Jayson DiMache From I.R. With Settlement".

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