Jalon Edwards-Cooper
No. 29     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Edwards-Cooper with the Lions in 2023
Born: (1997-02-18) February 18, 1997 (age 26)
Spring, Texas, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Defensive back
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
CollegeTexas A&M-Commerce
High schoolDekaney High
Career history
As player
20212023BC Lions
2024–presentSaskatchewan Roughriders
Career stats

Jalon Edwards-Cooper (born February 18, 1997) is an American professional gridiron football defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

After using a redshirt season in 2015, Edwards-Cooper played college football for the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions from 2016 to 2019.[1][2] He played in 46 games where he had 141 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, six sacks, and six interceptions.[3] He was a member of the NCAA Division II Football Championship team in 2017.[3]

Professional career

BC Lions

After not playing football in 2020, Edwards-Cooper signed with the BC Lions on June 16, 2021.[4] He began the season on the practice roster, but made his professional debut on August 12, 2021, against the Calgary Stampeders where he recorded his first career interception.[3] He played and started in nine regular season games in his rookie year where he had 29 defensive tackles, five pass knockdowns, and two interceptions.[5]

In 2022, he played in seven regular season games where he recorded 14 defensive tackles and two pass knockdowns.[5] During the 2023 season, he scored his first career touchdown after returning a blocked field goal 47 yards for a score on July 9, 2023, against the Montreal Alouettes.[6]

In February 2024, he was eligible to test free agency.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On February 13, 2024, the Saskatchewan Roughriders announced that Edwards-Cooper had signed with the team.[7]


  1. ^ "Jalon Edwards-Cooper". Texas A&M-Commerce Lions. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  2. ^ "Jalon Edwards-Cooper". BC Lions. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "Edwards-Cooper | Once a Lion, always a Lion". BC Lions. September 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Baker, Matt (June 16, 2021). "Lions Add 4 To Camp Roster Including Former Michigan QB". BC Lions.
  5. ^ a b "2023 CFL Guide" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  6. ^ "BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes". Canadian Football League. July 9, 2023.
  7. ^ "Corner Jalon Edwards-cooper Lands In Riderville". Saskatchewan Roughriders. 2024-02-13. Retrieved 2024-02-13.