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Jason Shirley

Jason Shirley
No. 60 Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-30) September 30, 1985
Place of birth: Fontana, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 338 lb (153 kg)
Career information
College: Fresno State
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 8
Sacks: 2.5
FFs: 1
Stats at

Jason Shirley (born September 30, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Redskins.


  • Professional career 1
    • Cincinnati Bengals 1.1
    • Seattle Seahawks 1.2
    • Carolina Panthers 1.3
    • Indianapolis Colts 1.4
    • Washington Redskins 1.5
    • Arizona Rattlers 1.6
    • Los Angeles Kiss 1.7
  • WWE Tryout 2
  • Personal 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Due to a lack of depth on the offensive line, Shirley switched from defensive tackle, the position he played for his first two NFL seasons, to offensive guard during 2009 training camp.[1] Shirley was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 5, 2009. He was signed to a reserve/future contract on January 11, 2010. He was released on September 3, 2011.

Seattle Seahawks

Shirley signed with the Seattle Seahawks on October 17, 2011. He was waived on October 22.

Carolina Panthers

Shirley signed on to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 8, 2011.[2] Shirley was promoted from the practice squad on December 7, 2011. He played in the final four games for the Panthers, recording four tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one forced-fumble. [3]

Indianapolis Colts

Shirley signed with the Indianapolis Colts on July 19, 2012. He was released by the Colts on August 31.

Washington Redskins

Shirley was signed to the practice squad of the Washington Redskins on September 3, 2012.[4] He was released on September 11.[5]

Arizona Rattlers

Shirley was placed on league suspension during the Arizona Rattlers ArenaBowl XXVI championship victory.[6]

Los Angeles Kiss

Shirley was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss on February 23, 2014.

WWE Tryout

On October 28, 2014, Shirley was mentioned as a participant of tryout in WWE Performance Center.[7]


In November 2008, a Fresno (Calif.) County judge sentenced Shirley to 30 days in a work program after a jury found him guilty of drunken driving and hit and run.[8]


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External links

  • Cincinnati Bengals bio
  • Fresno State Bulldogs bio
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