Jason Shivers

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Jason Shivers
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Born: (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 37)
Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status International
Position(s) S
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight195 lb (88 kg)
College Arizona State
High school South Mountain
NFL draft 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158
Drafted by St. Louis Rams
Career history
As coach
2013 Toronto Argonauts (Def. Assistant)
20142015 Edmonton Eskimos (DB coach)
2015–present Saskatchewan Roughriders (Defensive Coordinator coach)
As player
2004 Chicago Bears
20072009 Toronto Argonauts
20102011 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career stats

Jason Shivers [SHY-verz] (born November 4, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an american football coach who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Shivers was a defensive back who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams (NFL): He also spent time with the Chicago Bears. Shivers has also played in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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Early years

A 2001 graduate of Phoenix's South Mountain High School. He earned First-team Super All-State 2000 defensive honors from Phoenix Metro Magazine. He was All-state, All-league and All-region at wide receiver and free safety. As a senior had 110 tackles and four interceptions. As a junior, had 15 catches for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns and on defense, he had 70 tackles, two fumble recoveries, three caused fumbles and 10 tackles for loss.

Shivers also lettered four years in track and won state individual track titles in the 100 (10.67) and 200 meter (21.57) dashes in 2001. He also was on state champion 400-meter relay team with a time of 41.82 as a junior. He earned First-team All-Arizona Republic track team honors as a senior.

College career

At Arizona State University he led the team in tackles his final three seasons, totaling 104 tackles and three interceptions in 2003 and after 121 tackles as a sophomore in 2001. Shivers posted 89 tackles as a freshman in 2000.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeight 40-yard dash 10-yd split20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 0 12 in
(1.84 m)
201 lb
(91 kg)
4.51 s1.58 s2.67 sx sx s36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
19 reps14
All from NFL Combine. [1]

St. Louis Rams

Shivers was drafted in the fifth round in the 2004 NFL Draft. He was released in the preseason.

Chicago Bears

After he was released by the Rams Shivers was signed by the Chicago Bears and spent the 2004 season with that club.

Coaching Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders

In December, 2015 Shivers joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders as the teams defensive backs coach. [2] On February 8, 2019 the Riders announced that Shivers had been promoted to the role of defensive coordinator following the departure of Chris Jones. [3]

Personal life

Jason Shivers has five kids. Ta'Kia Shivers was born in 2000. Jason Shivers was born in 2005. Jaeda Shivers was born in 2008. Ameera Shivers was born in 2013. Edward Shivers was born in 2016.

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References

  1. Jason Shivers, Pro Scout Draft.com
  2. Hamilton, Ian; December 17, Regina Leader-Post Updated; 2015 (2015-12-17). "Loyalty plays a big role in Saskatchewan Roughriders' new coaching staff | Regina Leader-Post" . Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  3. "ROUGHRIDERS NAME JASON SHIVERS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR". Saskatchewan Roughriders. 2019-02-08. Retrieved 2019-02-08.