Jason Clermont (FB | Student-athlete)
NAME: Jason Clermont
YEARS ACTIVE: 1999-2001
2001 Canada West Player of the Year
Three-time Canada West All-Star (1999-2001)
All-Canadian in 2000 and 2001
2006 Grey Cup champion with the B.C. Lions
Jason Clermont was central to the University of Regina Rams ascent in Canadian university football.
A slotback from Regina, Clermont helped the Rams win the Hardy Cup and advance to the Vanier Cup in 2000.
Between 1999 and 2001 Clermont was a two-time All-Canadian, earned conference all-star selections in all three of his Canada West seasons, and finished his university career by being named the Canada West Player of the Year in 2001.
Over his three Canada West seasons, Clermont caught 115 passes for 2,169 yards with 19 receiving touchdowns. He added seven rushing majors, for 26 total touchdowns, which stood as the school’s all-time record for more than 15 years.
Clermont had first joined the Rams in 1996, at which time the team was playing in the Canadian Junior Football League, and won the Prairie Football Conference's Outstanding Rookie Receiver award. Over the next two seasons, he helped the Rams win back-to-back Canadian Bowl games to become CJFL championships, while being selected to the PFC All-Star team in 1997 and 1998, along with being named a CJFL All-Canadian in 1998.
In 2002 Clermont was a first-round draft pick, of the B.C. Lions, beginning a 10-season Canadian Football League career which included a Grey Cup championship in 2006 with the Lions, and playing his final three years with his hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Clermont was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2002, earned Most Outstanding Canadian honours in both 2004 and 2007, and was named the Most Valuable Canadian at the 2004 Grey Cup. Clermont was a CFL all-star in 2007 and a West Division all-star in both 2004 and 2007.
Since retiring from professional football in 2011, Clermont has worked in real estate. He currently owns JC Reality in Regina.
Clermont was inducted into the University of Regina Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Regina Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.