Jim Rockford

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For the character from The Rockford Files, see Jim Rockford (television character).
Jim Rockford
Date of birth September 5, 1961
Place of birth Bloomington, IL
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College University of Oklahoma
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 12 / Pick: 316
Drafted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
As player
1985 San Diego Chargers
1986–90 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1991 Edmonton Eskimos
1991–92 Toronto Argonauts
Honours 2x Grey Cup champion (1986, 1991)
Career stats

Jim Rockford is a former Grey Cup champion defensive back in the Canadian Football League and National Football League.[1]

An Oklahoma Sooner, Rockford played one game with the San Diego Chargers before embarking on a career in Canada. He played 5 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, winning the Grey Cup in 1986. He also played for the Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts, playing 4 regular season and 1 playoff game for the Boatmen.[2]

He has a wife named Eve, and two daughters named Cydney and Lauren.


  1. ^ FANBASE entry: Jim Rockford
  2. ^ 2009 Toronto Argonauts Media Guide