Jason Fife
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Personal information
Born: (1981-01-23) January 23, 1981 (age 43)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:206 / 357
Passing yards:2,219
QB Rating:88.91
Rushing TD:12
Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com

Jason Fife (born January 23, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2004. He played college football at Oregon.

College career

Fife played college football at the University of Oregon, backing up Joey Harrington until Harrington left for the 2002 NFL Draft and Fife became the starter. In 2002 Fife was ranked the #2 QB in the nation.

On September 20, 2003, Fife, sharing QB duties with Kellen Clemens, helped lead the 22nd-ranked Ducks in an upset of the then-third-ranked Michigan Wolverines.[1] Fife's second-quarter 15-yard touchdown run became the cover of Sports Illustrated in the September 29th issue.[2]

Professional career

Fife was not drafted in the 2004 NFL draft. He signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent, but was cut from the team during training camp.

Fife was on the practice squad for the New Orleans Saints from 2006 to 2007. In December 2007, he joined the Washington Redskins' practice squad.[3]

Fife also played for a time in the Arena Football League for the Las Vegas Gladiators, and in 2008 with the Dallas Desperados.


Fife has also coached in various positions for different high school programs. Most recently, he is an assistant coach for the Sheldon High School Fighting Irish football team in Eugene, Oregon.

Personal life

Jason is married, and has 4 children, all of which are named after comic book characters. He is now a dentist in Oregon.


  1. ^ "Michigan ground game comes to a halt" September 20, 2003 ESPN
  2. ^ "Make Way For Ducks" September 29, 2003 Sports Illustrated
  3. ^ "Hog Wire". The-Hogs.net. 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2013-10-23.