J. C. Sherritt
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|No. 47 Edmonton Eskimos|
J.C. Sherritt at the 2011 FCS National Championship game
|Date of birth:||May 2, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Truckee, California|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Undrafted|
Career highlights and awards
|CFL West All-Star:||2012|
J. C. Sherritt (born May 2, 1988) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos. Sherritt played his college football at Eastern Washington and was the 2010 recipient of the Buck Buchanan Award.
High school career
In 2006 Sherritt graduated from Pullman High School in Pullman, Washington, where he played linebacker and running back, helping lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and the State 2A Championship. Sherritt received an offer to walk on at Washington State, but Sherritt decided to attend Eastern Washington, which gave him his only Division I scholarship offer.
Sherritt played 49 games over four seasons at Eastern Washington. As a senior, he finished the regular season ranked 10th in the FCS with 11.36 tackles per game. Sherritt also became the first player in school history with more than 400 career tackles and helped lead Eastern Washington to the 2010 FCS National Championship. He was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the Buck Buchanan Award as the FCS' top defensive player of the year. Sherritt led the FCS with 170 tackles in 2009, and he ranked third in 2010 with 150 (11.5 per game).
Sherritt went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but signed a free agent contract on April 20, 2011 with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. In his first year in the league (2011) Sherrit became a key component of the Eskimos defense. He amassed 72 tackles, 13 special teams tackles, and 3 quarterback sacks. JC Sherrit had an even better year in his second season in the CFL. Sherrit finished the 2012 CFL season with a CFL record 130 tackles; despite missing 1 game due to injury. He surpassed the previous record of 129 tackles by Calvin Tiggle from 1994. He was named a CFL West All-Star, CFL All-Star, and also named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. After his outstanding 2012 season Sherritt was rewarded with a three year contract extension by the Eskimos.
Sherritt suffered a broken thumb in Week 6 of the 2013 CFL season, he underwent surgery on it during the following bye week. At the time of his injury he had 37 tackles through 6 games. Sherrit missed 4 games following his surgery to repair his broken thumb. In Week 15 he re-fractured the same thumb and was listed as out-indefinably.