Jason Shirley

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Jason Shirley
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-30) September 30, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Fontana, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 8
Sacks: 2.5
FFs: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason Shirley (born September 30, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Redskins.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Due to a lack of depth on the offensive line, Shirley switched from defensive tackle, the position he played for his first two NFL seasons, to offensive guard during 2009 training camp.[1] Shirley was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 5, 2009. He was signed to a reserve/future contract on January 11, 2010. He was released on September 3, 2011.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Shirley signed with the Seattle Seahawks on October 17, 2011. He was waived on October 22.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Shirley signed on to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 8, 2011.[2] Shirley was promoted from the practice squad on December 7, 2011. He played in the final four games for the Panthers, recording four tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced-fumble. [3]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Shirley signed with the Indianapolis Colts on July 19, 2012. He was released by the Colts on August 31.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Shirley was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on September 3, 2012.[4] He was released on September 11.[5]

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Shirley was placed on league suspension during the Arizona Rattlers ArenaBowl XXVI championship victory.[6]

Los Angeles Kiss[edit]

Shirley was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss on February 23, 2014.

WWE tryout[edit]

On October 28, 2014, Shirley was mentioned as a participant of tryout in WWE Performance Center.[7]


In November 2008, a Fresno (Calif.) County judge sentenced Shirley to 30 days in a work program after a jury found him guilty of drunken driving and hit and run.[8]


  1. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/235844-why-jason-shirley-changed-positions
  2. ^ "Carolina Panthers Transactions". Panthers.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Carolina Panthers: Jason Shriely". Panthers.com. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Jones, Mike (September 3, 2012). "Redskins finalize practice squad". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (September 11, 2012). "Redskins Shuffle Roster, Practice Squad". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  6. ^ Joe Williams (August 17, 2013). "ArenaBowl XXVI: Rattlers win 2nd Arena Football League title in row". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ryan Murphy & John Clapp (October 28, 2014). "'No heroes here': Three days at a WWE tryout". www.wwe.com. WWE. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shirley sentenced after being found guilty of drunken driving, hit and run". Associated Press. ESPN.com. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 

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