Jason Pottinger

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Jason Pottinger
No. 46     Ottawa Redblacks
Jason Pottinger.jpg
Date of birth: (1983-06-29) 29 June 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Whitby, Ontario
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: National
Position(s): LB
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 229 lb (104 kg)
University: McMaster Marauders
CFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Drafted by: BC Lions
Expansion Draft: 2013 / Round: 3
Drafted by: Ottawa Redblacks
As player:
BC Lions
Toronto Argonauts
Ottawa Redblacks
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Jason "Jay" "J-Po" Pottinger (born June 29, 1983, in Whitby, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football linebacker for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted second overall by the BC Lions in the 2006 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the McMaster Marauders.

Early years[edit]

Pottinger went to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and played CIS football for the McMaster Marauders from 2002 to 2005. He was named a member of the Ontario University Athletics All-Star Team in each of his last three seasons and a member of the All-Canadian team twice. He was named the Outstanding Defensive Player of the OUA in for both the 2004 and 2005 seasons.[1]

Jay played football with the Oshawa Hawkeyes from age 9 until he began playing for McMaster University. He continues to stay in touch with Durham Region youth football programs, and is a big supporter of youth football everywhere.

Professional career[edit]

Pottinger was drafted in the first round, second overall in the 2006 CFL Draft by the BC Lions. In his first season, the 2006 BC Lions season, he recorded no sacks, 6 tackles and 19 special teams tackles in all 18 games for the Lions and was part of the Lions 94th Grey Cup victory. In his three seasons with the Lions, Pottinger recorded 115 combined tackles and one sack over 54 games.[2]

On March 23, 2009, it was announced that Pottinger was traded to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for a first round pick in the upcoming 2009 CFL Draft.[2]

The Toronto Argonauts re-signed Pottinger to a new 2-year deal on February 15, 2012 that will see him through to the 2013 season.[3] He won his second Grey Cup championship with the Argonauts after their 100th Grey Cup victory.

On December 16, 2013, Pottinger was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft.

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Pottinger completed his M.B.A. at the Schulich School of Business.[4] During the off season, Pottinger resides in Toronto with his fiance Elizabeth Morningstar.


  1. ^ "Jason Pottinger". Roster. Toronto Argonauts Football Club. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Lions trade Pottinger to Argos for first-round draft pick". Vancouver Sun. 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-03-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ Scianitti, Matthew (February 15, 2012). "Argos re-sign linebacker Jason Pottinger". National Post. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/business-education/jason-pottinger-ponders-post-football-career-via-panda-b-school-exercise/article11935237/

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