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Sherko Haji-Rasouli
File:Sherko Haji-Rasouli.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-01) September 1, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth: Shiraz, Iran
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Suspended
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Medal record
Men’s American football
Competitor for  Canada
World Championship
Silver 2011 Austria Team Competition

Sherko Haji-Rasouli (born September 1, 1980 in Shiraz) is an Iranian professional Canadian football player who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for six seasons with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

College career

Haji-Rasouli played collegiately at the University of Miami in the U.S. state of Florida. While playing for the Hurricanes, Haji-Rasouli was twice selected to the All-Big East team.

Professional career

Haji-Rasouli was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2002 CFL Draft (2nd round, 12th overall). In 2003, he suffered a season-ending injury, limiting him to just one game.

In 2004, Haji-Rasouli played all 18 games in his final season in Montreal.

Haji-Rasouli was signed by the Lions as a free agent prior to the 2005 season. In 2005, Haji-Rasouli played 16 games primarily as the Lions' first backup offensive lineman though he later moved into the starting lineup (starting 5 games) after an injury to Jamal Powell. Haji-Rasouli caught 1 pass for 3 yards in an August 19, 2005 game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

In 2006, Haji-Rasouli played most of the season as a backup but received some starts when Kelly Bates was injured.

On January 31, 2011, Haji-Rasouli was released by the Lions.[1]


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