Football Has Been Very Good to Me
Apr 16, 2021
Jason Riley
Football Has Been Very Good to Me

Jason Riley played college football at the University of British Columbia, winning the Vanier Cup in 1982. Riley played eleven seasons in the Canadian Football League after being drafted in the first round by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  After coming to Hamilton as a free agent in 1984, he played for 10 season on the Ticat offensive line and started in 4 Grey Cups (1984, 85, 86, and 89). He was named CFL All-Star in 1989, and Eastern All-star in 1986, 88, 89 and 92 and won the Grey Cup championship with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1986. He also won the award for the Ticats Most Outstanding lineman in 1992. He retired from the CFL in 1993.

After his retirement Riley taught and coached High School in Burlington, Ontario.  He retired in June 2019, after 30 years of teaching.  Riley has coached offensive line at McMaster University for 23 yrs. winning the Vanier Cup in 2011.  Riley is married to Paulette, and has 3 children, twin girls Jordan and Jessica, and son Jason Jr. Riley was named Master Instructor of Offensive Line for Ontario by the Ontario Football Alliance in 2010.  He was inducted into the UBC Wall of Honor in April 2019.