John Chick

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For the Australian rules footballer, see John Chick (footballer). For the Royal Air Force officer, see John Stanley Chick.
John Chick
No. 7     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date of birth (1982-11-20) November 20, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Gillette, Wyoming
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
College Utah State
High school Campbell County (WY)
Career history
As player
2006 Houston Texans*
20072009 Saskatchewan Roughriders
20102011 Indianapolis Colts*
20112012 Jacksonville Jaguars
20132015 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2016–present Hamilton Tiger Cats
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2009, 2014, 2016
CFL East All-Star 2016
CFL West All-Star 2009, 2014
Career stats
Tackles 10
Sacks 2.5
Forced fumbles 1

John Chick (born November 20, 1982) is a professional Canadian football defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Prior to playing professional football, Chick played National Collegiate Athletic Association football for the Utah State Aggies. Chick was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after the 2009 CFL season. He has helped the Roughriders capture the Grey Cup twice, in 2007 and 2013. Chick has spent time in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Playing career[edit]

Chick attended training camp with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006.[1] Before joining the Texans, he played college football at Utah State. During his senior season with the Aggies, Chick recorded 12.5 quarterback sacks, good enough for fifth overall in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[1]

Chick joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League in December, 2006.[1] During his rookie season, he started 13 games and was the club's nominee for CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award, and also helped the team win the 2007 Grey Cup. In the Grey Cup final game, Chick recorded three tackles, one quarterback sack and forced one fumble.[1] After the 2009 CFL season, Chick was named the league's top defensive player and signed with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.[1] He spent the entire 2010 NFL season on the team's practice roster, and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2011 NFL season. During his first season with the Jaguars, Chick played in 11 games with the team. He was on the Jaguars roster for the 2012 season, spending six games on the physically unable to perform list before being promoted to the active roster. He ended up playing eight games for the Jaguars in 2012.[1] Chick re-signed with the Roughriders on June 2, 2013.[2]

In his first two seasons back in the CFL Chick proved he was still a pass rushing talent. In 2013, he made 36 tackles and 8 sacks, while in 2014, he led the CFL in sacks with 15, while adding 45 tackles. In February 2015 Chick and the Riders agreed to a contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the CFL club through 2016 season.[3] However, he was released by the club on January 14, 2016.

On January 24, 2016, it was reported that Chick had signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, reuniting him with his first CFL coach, Kent Austin.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Chick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 14 years old. He wears an insulin pump at all times. He does charity work with several diabetes-related associations.[5]

John is married. With his wife, Catherine, they have 8 children; daughter Camryn (b. 2006), Robert (b. 2007), Joshua (b. 2009), Lucas (b. 2010), twins Julia and Matthew (b. 2012), and Dominic (b. 2014).[6] They welcomed their 8th child in December, 2015.


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