This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.Find sources: "Jim Evenson" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Jim Evenson
Born:January 9, 1947
Hillsboro, Oregon
Died:January 2008
Portland, Oregon
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight230 lb (100 kg)
NFL draft1970 / Round: 4 / Pick: 90
Drafted byPittsburgh Steelers
Career history
As player
19681972BC Lions
19731974Ottawa Rough Riders
1975Portland Thunder - WFL
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1970, 1971
CFL East All-Star1973
CFL West All-Star1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

Jim Evenson (born January 9, 1947) was a running back who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League for the British Columbia Lions[1] and the Ottawa Rough Riders. Evenson won the Eddie James Memorial Trophy in 1971. He was a part of the Rough Riders 1973 Grey Cup winning team. Evenson played college football at University of Oregon. He finished his career with a brief stint with the Portland Thunder of the up-start WFL, where he rushed for 439 yards on 99 carries scoring one touchdown. Evenson also caught 18 passes for 108 yards. Evenson died in January, 2008 at the age of 61.


  1. ^ Taylor, Jim (21 October 1968). "Evenson Takes Aim at Willie's Record". The Sun. Retrieved 28 May 2011.

2. (2018). More bricks for the Wall of Fame. [online] Available at: [Accessed 8 Oct. 2018].