Jordan Reaves
No. 90     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of birth: (1990-01-25) January 25, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Career information
Status: 6-game injured list
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): DL
University: Brandon
Playing stats at

Jordan Reaves (born January 25, 1990) is a Canadian football defensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Reaves originally played basketball for the Brandon Bobcats of Canadian Interuniversity Sport before making the switch to football.

College careerEdit

Brandon UniversityEdit

Reaves played from 2010-2014 for the Brandon University Bobcats men's basketball team.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Reaves was signed by his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers on April 9, 2015 following workouts in Winnipeg and at the 2015 Edmonton Regional Combine.[2][3] He played in two pre-season games as a wide receiver and recorded one catch for six yards. Reaves was part of the team's final cuts on June 20, 2016.[4]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

After spending the 2015 CFL season unsigned by a CFL team, Reaves signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on January 29, 2016.[5] While listed as a defensive back, Reaves practiced as a defensive lineman through training camp and upon making the team, he dressed in his first regular season game on June 30, 2016 as a backup defensive end.[6] He played in five games for the Roughriders in 2016 and recorded two special teams tackles. He was released during training camp the following year on June 18, 2017.[7] On May 20, 2018, he re-signed with Saskatchewan for 2018 training camp.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Jordan is the youngest son of former Winnipeg Blue Bomber running back Willard Reaves, who played with the team for five years and was a member of the 72nd Grey Cup winning team.[9] Jordan is also the younger brother of Ryan Reaves, a professional hockey player and right wing for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League.

In February 2008, Reaves was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, which he pleaded guilty to in December 2008, and received a conditional sentence, one year of supervised probation, and was not allowed to possess a weapon for 10-years.[10] In 2016, Reaves was charged with one count of drug trafficking, but was set free on bail, after a routine traffic stop discovered cocaine in his possession.[10][11] His trial in Winnipeg began in November 2017, where he pleaded his innocence.[12][10][11] On January 24, 2018, he was acquitted of drug trafficking charges after the judge determined there was a lack of evidence.[13][14]


  1. Jordan Reaves bio
  2. Bomber sign Winnipegger Jordan Reaves
  3. Former Bobcat basketball star signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  4. Bombers hopefuls Yantz and Reaves were never on O’Shea’s radar
  5. Riders add four to roster
  6. 'I'm having the time of my life,' says Roughriders rookie Jordan Reaves
  7. CFL Transactions
  8. "RIDERS TRANSACTION- MAY 20TH". May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  9. Krever, Jeff (April 14, 2015). "Hard turf: Reaves attempts historic football comeback". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 May, Katie (November 20, 2017). "Ex-CFLer's trial for drug trafficking delayed". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Saskatchewan Roughrider Jordan Reaves facing trial on cocaine charge". Winnipeg. March 17, 2017. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  12. "Roughriders 'disappointed' by Jordan Reaves drug trafficking charge" (in en).
  13. Foxall, Diana (January 24, 2018). "Former CFLer Jordan Reaves acquitted of drug trafficking charges". Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  14. "Former Saskatchewan Roughriders player acquitted on drug charge". Winnipeg. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.

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