Jim Evenson

James Lee Evenson
Born: January 9, 1947
Hillsboro, OR
Deceased: January 30, 2008
Position: FB,FB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 230
College: Oregon
High School: North Bend (OR); Hudson's Bay (Vancouver,WA)
Career: 1968-1975

Jim Evenson played from 1968 to 1975 during his career with the BC Lions, Ottawa Rough Riders and Portland Thunder. Evenson ran for 7,499 yards in his career on 1,559 attempts, scoring 38 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 134 passes for 1,255 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968CFL BC Lions24812204.932 4
1969CFL BC Lions25512875.063 4
1970CFL BC Lions20410034.942 8
1971CFL BC Lions26012374.822 8
1972CFL BC Lions1849615.244 8
1973CFL Ottawa Rough Riders2119094.325 4
1974CFL Ottawa Rough Riders984434.568 1
1975WFL Portland Thunder994394.434 1
CFL146070604.868 37
WFL994394.434 1
Totals155974994.868 38


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968CFL BC Lions1924112.762 1
1969CFL BC Lions171679.828 1
1970CFL BC Lions171257.415 3
1971CFL BC Lions11777.036 0
1972CFL BC Lions2632912.753 1
1973CFL Ottawa Rough Riders171247.330 0
1974CFL Ottawa Rough Riders9849.318 0
1975WFL Portland Thunder181086.019 0
CFL11611479.962 6
WFL181086.019 0
Totals13412559.462 6

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1968CFL BC Lions100.00
1969CFL BC Lions817221.535 0
1970CFL BC Lions1946424.497 0
1971CFL BC Lions49924.832 0
1974CFL Ottawa Rough Riders12626.026 0
CFL3376123.197 0
Totals3376123.197 0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1968CFL BC Lions41000030
1969CFL BC Lions41000030
1970CFL BC Lions83000066
1971CFL BC Lions80000048
1972CFL BC Lions8100054
1973CFL Ottawa Rough Riders4000024
1974CFL Ottawa Rough Riders1000006
1975WFL Portland Thunder100000020009

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1968CFLBC Lions16
1969CFLBC Lions16
1970CFLBC Lions14
1971CFLBC Lions15
1972CFLBC Lions16
1973CFLOttawa Rough Riders14
1974CFLOttawa Rough Riders9
1975WFLPortland Thunder7


1968 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1969 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1970 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1970 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1971 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1971 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1973 - CFL CFL East All-Star