James Yurichuk

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James Yurichuk
No. 47     Free Agent
Date of birth (1986-11-01) November 1, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Brampton, Ontario
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 233 lb (106 kg)
University Bishop's
CFL draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted by BC Lions
Career history
As player
20092012 BC Lions
20132016 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

James Yurichuk (born November 1, 1986 in Brampton, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football linebacker in the Canadian Football League who is currently a free agent. Yurichuk was drafted by, and played 4 seasons with the BC Lions. He played CIS football for the Bishop's Gaiters.

Professional career[edit]

BC Lions[edit]

Yurichuk was drafted by the BC Lions in the first round of the 2009 CFL Draft. He played primarily on special teams in the 2009 BC Lions season and was among the league leaders in special teams tackles.[1][2] His dribbled ball kick that led to a Lions touchdown in week 6 was considered the turning point of the game and demonstrated his knowledge of Canadian football rules.[3][4][5]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On February 15 2013, the first day of CFL free agency Yurichuk signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[6] He earned the Jake Gaudaur Veterans' Trophy in 2014.[7]


  1. ^ "James Yurichuk statistics". Canadian Football League. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  2. ^ Little, Lyndon (2009-07-29). "Lions rookie Yurichuk keen on Ticats tangle". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-08-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ullrich, Lowell (2009-08-09). "Three-ring circus and a two-win team". The Province. Retrieved 2009-08-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ Ullrich, Lowell (2009-08-10). "Lions finally getting a break or two". The Province. Retrieved 2009-08-11. [dead link]
  5. ^ Ullrich, Lowell (2009-08-11). "B.C. Lions: Yurichuk making up for mistakes". The Province. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Toronto Argonauts land linebacker Yurichuk in CFL free agency". Winnipeg Free Press. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Yurichuk awarded for his service with Jake Gaudaur Award". cfl.ca. November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 

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