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Sherko Haji-Rasouli
Born: (1980-09-01) September 1, 1980 (age 43)
Shiraz, Iran
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight326 lb (148 kg)
High schoolSir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute
CFL Draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Career history
As player
2002–2004Montreal Alouettes
2005–2010BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Sherko Haji-Rasouli
Medal record
Men’s American football
Representing  Canada
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 Austria Team Competition

Sherko Haji-Rasouli (born September 1, 1980) is a former Iranian professional football player. But now a Canadian football player. He played for the Montreal Alouettes and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

College career

Haji-Rasouli played collegiately at the University of Miami in the U.S. state of Florida. While playing for the Hurricanes, Haji-Rasouli was twice selected to the All-Big East team.

Professional career

Haji-Rasouli was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2002 CFL Draft (2nd round, 12th overall). He suffered a season-ending injury in 2003, limiting him to just one game.

In 2004, Haji-Rasouli played all 18 games in his final season in Montreal.

Haji-Rasouli was signed by the Lions as a free agent before the 2005 season. In 2005, Haji-Rasouli played 16 games primarily as the Lions' first backup offensive lineman. However, he later moved into the starting lineup (starting 5 games) after an injury to Jamal Powell. Haji-Rasouli caught one pass for 3 yards in an August 19, 2005 game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

In 2006, Haji-Rasouli played most of the season as a backup but received some starts when Kelly Bates was injured.

On January 31, 2011, Haji-Rasouli was released by the Lions.[1]


  1. ^ "Veteran lineman Haji-Rasouli among Lion cuts -". January 28, 2011.