April 21, 2011
J.C. Sherritt joins the Eskimos
Former Eastern Washington University linebacker J.C. Sherritt has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Sherritt becomes the third Eagle on the roster joining EWU alum Matt Nichols and Greg Peach in Edmonton.
Winner of the 2010 Buck Buchanan Award as a top defensive player in Division 1 subdivision, J.C. Sherritt (5-11, 212lbs) is Eastern Washington’s all-time career leader in total tackles and is second in tackles on the Big Sky conference all-time list. He’s also been recognized with multiple All-American, Academic All-American and Big Sky awards.
Eskimos General Manager Eric Tillman commented on Sherritt on the Eskimos website, "JC may not be the biggest or fastest player we'll sign, but without a doubt he's one of the best football players. He's a hybrid type athlete, who’s smart, physical and is an outstanding open field tackler. Obviously, his production at Eastern Washington was off the charts. We expect to give JC an early look at the will linebacker spot where he’ll likely compete with Damaso Munoz and Will Harris. Signing players who possess athletic versatility will be one of our highest priorities as we continue to build a winning franchise."