Jovan Olafioye

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Jovan Olafioye
No. 63     BC Lions
Date of birth (1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) OL
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 325 lb (147 kg)
College North Carolina Central
Career history
As player
2010–present BC Lions
2012 St. Louis Rams*
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
CFL West All-Star 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Awards CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, 2012
DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy, 2011, 2012, 2015
Career stats

Jovan Olafioye (born December 16, 1987) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He signed with the Lions as a free agent on April 20, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft. Jovan attended the 2009 Detroit Lions rookie mini camp. [1] He played junior college football at Grand Rapids Community College for a year before attending North Carolina Central University.

In 2012, there were as many as 15 NFL teams interested in working out Olafioye during the option year window following his second season with B.C. The St. Louis Rams guaranteed him $85,000 in base salary in the first two years. But after agreeing to terms, Olafioye’s contract was disapproved four days later when he failed his physical.


  1. ^ "Lions sign pair of import O-linemen". April 20, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 

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