John Chick (born November 20, 1982) is a professional football defensive end for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Prior to playing professional football, Chick played National Collegiate Athletic Association football for the Utah State Aggies. Chick was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after the 2009 CFL season. He has helped the Roughriders capture the Grey Cup twice, in 2007 and 2013. Chick has spent time in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chick attended training camp with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Before joining the Texans, he played college football at Utah State. During his senior season with the Aggies, Chick recorded 12.5 quarterback sacks, good enough for fifth overall in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Chick joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in December, 2006. During his rookie season, he started 13 games and was the club's nominee for CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award, and also helped the team win the 2007 Grey Cup. In the Grey Cup final game, Chick recorded three tackles, one quarterback sack and forced one fumble. After the 2009 CFL season, Chick was named the league's top defensive player and signed with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He spent the entire 2010 NFL season on the team's practice roster, and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2011 NFL season. During his first season with the Jaguars, Chick played in 11 games with the team. He was on the Jaguars roster for the 2012 season, spending six games on the physically unable to perform list before being promoted to the active roster. He ended up playing eight games for the Jaguars in 2012. Chick re-signed with the Roughriders on June 2, 2013.
Chick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 14 years old. He wears an insulin pump at all times. He does charity work with several diabetes related charities.