Jim Evenson

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Jim Evenson
Date of birth (1947-01-09) January 9, 1947 (age 70)
Place of birth Hillsboro, Oregon
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) RB
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Oregon
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 90
Drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19681972 BC Lions
19731974 Ottawa Rough Riders
1975 Portland Thunder - WFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1970, 1971
CFL East All-Star 1973
CFL West All-Star 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

Jim Evenson (born January 9, 1947) was a running back who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League for the British Columbia Lions[1] and the Ottawa Rough Riders. Evenson won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy in 1971. He was a part of the Rough Riders 1973 Grey Cup winning team. Evenson played college football at University of Oregon. He finished his career with a brief stint with the Portland Thunder of the up-start WFL, where he rushed for 439 yards on 99 carries scoring one touchdown. Evenson also caught 18 passes for 108 yards.


  1. ^ Taylor, Jim (21 October 1968). "Evenson Takes Aim at Willie's Record". The Sun. Retrieved 28 May 2011.