Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): RB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
University: McMaster
High school: Trinity
CFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted by: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
 As player:
Seattle Seahawks*
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Edmonton Eskimos
Calgary Stampeders
*Inactive and/or practice squad member only
CFL East All-Star: 2007
Playing stats at

Jesse Lumsden (born August 3, 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian Olympic bobsledder and a retired Canadian football player, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.

Career[edit | edit source]

Football[edit | edit source]

Lumsden is the son of former CFL fullback Neil Lumsden. Jesse attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario[1] and Nelson High School in Burlington, Ontario (where he led them to the Metro Bowl Title),[2] and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Lumsden had a standout career at McMaster where he won the Hec Crighton Trophy in 2004 and was invited to the East-West Shrine Game. Jesse Lumsden was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, but was released shortly thereafter. Following his release, he had a short tenure with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In January 2006, he was signed to play for the Washington Redskins [3] and was later released only to play with the Tiger-Cats once again. In 2009, Lumsden signed with the Edmonton Eskimos, but he sustained a season-ending shoulder injury in their opening game. On May 5, 2010, Lumsden was released by the Eskimos. He signed with the Calgary Stampeders on a practice roster agreement midway through the 2010 season, and was activated in October.[4][5]

Lumsden has been timed consistently around 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Bobsled[edit | edit source]

He is also a member of Pierre Lueders' bobsleigh team; he was the brakeman in the two-man sled that won the Canadian National Bobsleigh championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre, March 21, 2009. It was expected that he participated in both the two-man and four-man teams in the 2009–10 world competitions leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6] On January 27, 2010 Lumsden was named to the 2010 Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team[7] where he and driver Pierre Lueders finished fifth both in the two-man and in the four-man bobsleigh events.

He became partners with Lyndon Rush at the beginning of the 2012 season and the duo won their first World Cup Gold medal together in the two-man event on February 3, 2012.[8] It was the first gold medal of Lumsden's career and his second medal overall. On February 19, 2012 the pair won a silver medal at the world bobsleigh championships in Lake Placid, N.Y.[9] In 2013 Lumsden and Rush won the overall World Cup two-man bobsleigh title.[10]

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Preceded by
Tommy Denison
Hec Crighton Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Andy Fantuz
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