Jimmy Verdon

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Jimmy Verdon
Date of birth: (1981-11-04) November 4, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Pomona, California
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Drafted by: New Orleans Saints
Organizations
As player:
2005
2007
2008
New Orleans Saints
Cincinnati Bengals
Saskatchewan Roughriders

Jimmy Verdon (born November 4, 1981) is an American football defensive end who was most recently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Verdon has also been a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Early years[edit]

Verdon attended Pomona High School in Pomona, California and played linebacker, fullback and quarterback.

College career[edit]

Verdon attended Arizona State University. He earned second team All-Pac-10 honors and was voted the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2004. During his college career he played in 49 games with 38 starts, making 155 tackles and 10 sacks. He majored in interdisciplinary studies/education and sociology.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Verdon was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round (232nd overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. During a pre-season game against the New England Patriots, he returned a fumble for a touchdown. He made his NFL debut at the Atlanta Falcons on December 12.

After playing the preseason for the Saints, he was waived on September 8.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent on January 2, 2007 and was allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of the NFL Europa. On May 12, he suffered a torn right knee ligament and would spend the entire 2007 season on the NFL Europa Non-Football Injury list.

On April 11, 2008, Verdon was waived by the Bengals.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On June 15, 2008, he was signed to a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. He was released by the Riders following training camp on June 21, 2008. On June 23, 2008, he was added to the Riders Developmental Squad.

Personal life[edit]

Verdon is married to Frances Verdon. They have three sons: Malik, Gabriel, and Trey.