Jabari Issa

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Jabari Issa
Date of birth: (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Career information
Position(s): DE/DT
Height: 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight: 300 lb (140 kg)
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 176
Drafted by: Arizona Cardinals
As player:
Arizona Cardinals
Houston Texans
Barcelona Dragons
Pittsburgh Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs
Edmonton Eskimos
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Jabari Issa (born April 18, 1978) was a defensive lineman at the University of Washington, drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals where he played from 2000-2001. Issa's career also included NFL stints with the Houston Texans (taken in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft), Pittsburgh, and Kansas City, the NFL Europe Barcelona Dragons, and the CFL including a Grey Cup Championship with the Edmonton Eskimos.

High school[edit]

Issa attended San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California where he was an All-Peninsula Athletic League and All-Bay Area pick as a senior.[1]


Issa played for the Washington Huskies from 1996 to 1999 for coaches Jim Lambright and Rick Neuheisel. In 1998, he registered an All-Pac-10 campaign. In 1999, he served as a team captain. Following his Washington career, Issa played in the East–West Shrine Game.[2]