Kyler Jukes (born April 9, 1979, in Saltspring Island, British Columbia) is a former professional football player in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
1 Football career
1.1 Junior Football,
1.2 College Football,
1.3 Professional career,
2 Personal life,
Jukes played three season (1998-2000) as a defensive lineman with the Okanagan Sun Football Club of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) winning a National Championship in 2000. During his rookie year, Jukes played defensive end, starting the last half of the season including 1998 CJFL National Championship, which the Okanagan Sun lost to the Regina Rams, 36-13. During the 1999 season, Jukes moved to defensive tackle starting all 10 regular season games, playoffs, and the 1999 CJFL National Championship, which the Okanagan Sun lost to the Windsor AKO Fratmen, 32-29. During the Okanagan Sun's 2000 national championship season, Jukes played on the defensive line culminating in being named the most outstanding defensive lineman and a conference all-star.
Played four seasons (2001-2004) with the University of Regina Rams. Spent the first three seasons of his college playing career as a dominant defensive player. Twice named most outstanding defensive lineman. In 2004, made the switch from the defensive to offensive line to improve his chances of being selected in the 2005 CFL Canadian College Draft.
Kyler Jukes is a former Canadian Football League (CFL) Offensive Lineman who is now retired. Selected in the fourth round, 27th overall in 2005 CFL draft by the Calgary Stampeders Football Club, Jukes officially signed with the club on May 26 and subsequently reported to training camp. He spent the entire 2005 season as a backup offensive lineman with the football club. Following the 2006 Stampeders training camp, Jukes was a final cut, and was officially released by the team on June 10. Jukes signed as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts on August 31, 2006, making his debut with the Argonauts 40-6 Labour Day Classic victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Jukes then signed as a free-agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football club on September 12, 2006. He made his Tiger-Cats debut in Hamilton's 20-18 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on September 22, 2006. On January 3, 2007, Jukes signed a 2-year contract extension with the Hamilton club but officially retired prior to the start of the 2007 training camp.
Kyler now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and works as a Senior Private Banker for Scotia Private Client Group, under the Global Wealth Management division of the Scotiabank Group.
Canadian football player
Date of birth
April 9, 1979
Place of birth
Ganges, British Columbia
Date of death
Place of death
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