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JC Sherritt
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    Truckee, CA
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    Eastern Washington
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2015 Quick Stats

Career Stats


  Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
SHERRITT, J 2011 EDM 72 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SHERRITT, J 2012 EDM 130 3 3 5 0 27 0 1 0 0 0
SHERRITT, J 2013 EDM 46 4 1 1 35 35 0 1 1 1 0
SHERRITT, J 2014 EDM 32 8 3 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0
Career Total 280 28 10 7 38 35 0 3 2 1 0

Player Biography

Acquired: Re-signed on Dec. 19, 2012. Originally signed as a free agent on Apr. 20, 2011.

2014: In 12 games (one start), Sherritt recorded 32 defensive tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, one interception, one fumble recovery and eight special teams tackles and one pass knockdown.
In Week 13 against Hamilton, Sherritt recorded his first interception of the season, picking off a pass from Zach Collaros.
In Week 19 against BC, Sherritt recorded a season-high seven tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and one special teams tackle. Sherritt's three sacks marked his first multi-sack game of his career earning him CFL Defensive Player of the Week honours.
In the West Semi-Final against Saskatchewan, Sherritt recorded two defensive tackles and one sack.
In the West Final against Calgary, Sherritt recorded one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle.

In 10 games (10 starts), Sherritt recorded 46 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one sack. Sherrit was placed on the one-game injured list in Weeks 8-11. Sherritt returned to the lineup in Week 12 against Winnipeg and recorded two defensive tackles and one fumble recovery. Sherritt recorded his first interception of the season in Week 13 against Winnipeg. Sherritt was placed on the one-game injured list in Week 16 and 17.

2012: In 17 games (17 starts) at middle linebacker, Sherritt racked up a CFL record 130 defensive tackles (eight for a loss). He had two knockdowns and five interceptions for 56 yards.  Sherritt recorded his first CFL interception on Aug. 10 and his next two in consecutive games. He also had three sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and contributed on special teams with three tackles. He was on the injured list for Week 14. He was named Defensive Player of the Week four times and Player of the Month for July, August and September. On Oct. 28, Sherritt set a new Eskimo record for defensive tackles in a season, passing Willie Pless who registered 117 tackles in 1998. On Nov. 2, Sherritt broke the CFL record of 129 defensive tackles in a season record set by Toronto's Calvin Tiggle in 1994. Sherritt was on the reserve list for the East Semi-Final with an ankle injury. Sherritt was Eskimos nominee for both the CFL's Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player, and he took home the honours of winning the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player. He was also named a Western Division All-Star and CFL All-Star.

2011: Sherritt played 16 games (15 starts) and racked up 72 defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks, three tackles for losses for four yards, three knockdowns, three forced fumbles and 13 special teams tackles. He had 11 defensive tackles in his first CFL game. He injured his ankle on Oct. 21 in Toronto and was placed on the injured list. He returned to the lineup, starting the West Final where he recorded five defensive tackles and one special teams tackle. Sherritt was named the Eskimos and Western Division nominee for Rookie of the Year.

College: Sherritt played 49 games over four seasons at Eastern Washington. As a senior, he finished the regular season ranked 10th in the FCS with 11.36 tackles per game. He had at least 10 tackles in nine straight games, totaled 10 tackles for a loss, including 2.5 sacks, intercepted three passes, broke up four, forced two fumbles, recovered one and had two quarterback hurries. He also became the first player in school history with more than 400 career tackles and helped lead his team to the FCS Championship. He was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the Buchanan Award as the FSC's top defensive player of the year. Sherritt led the FCS with 170 tackles in 2009, and he ranked third in 2010 with 176 (11.5 per game). He majored in Health and Fitness.

Personal: In 2006, Sherritt graduated from Pullman High School in Pullman, WA where he played linebacker and running back, helping lead his team to a perfect 14-0 record and the State 2A Championship. He also completed in wrestling and track. His hometown Washington State Cougars asked him to walk on, but Sherritt headed to Eastern Washington when the Eagles gave him his only scholarship offer.