Jabari Issa

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Jabari Issa
Date of birth (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 39)
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
Career history
As player
2000–2001 Arizona Cardinals
2002 Houston Texans
2003 Barcelona Dragons
2003 Pittsburgh Steelers
2004–2005 Kansas City Chiefs
2004–2007 Edmonton Eskimos
2007 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career stats

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]