Canadian receiver, tight end Jevon Cottoy works out for New York Jets

Photo courtesy: B.C. Lions/Darryl Dyck

Canadian receiver and tight end Jevon Cottoy worked out for the New York Jets on Tuesday.

Prior to the 2021 CFL season, Cottoy worked out for the Las Vegas Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, but he was not offered a contract by either team.

The six-foot-five, 230-pound Cottoy played all 14 regular season games with the B.C. Lions during the shortened 2021 schedule. He caught 39 passes for 519 yards (13.3 yards per catch) and three touchdowns.

The 25-year-old played 16 games in his rookie CFL season in 2019, recording 38 receptions for 386 yards (10.2 yards per catch) and one touchdown. That production earned him the Lions team nomination for the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie award.

Cottoy originally signed with B.C. following an outstanding 2018 campaign with the Langley Rams in which he recorded 39 catches for 657 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season. He then added 25 catches for 645 yards in four playoff games on route to earning a British Columbia Football Conference all-star nod.

Born in St. Vincent, Cottoy moved to Calgary as a youngster and would go on to begin his junior football career with the Calgary Colts from 2014 to 2017. He was the Prairie Football Conference’s Rookie of the Year with the Colts. His hometown University of Calgary Dinos brought him in, but a major knee injury — ACL and MCL tears — suffered in 2016 training camp caused him to be out of football for two years. During that time Cottoy pursued a career as a firefighter.

If he doesn’t find NFL employment, the Leos retain his rights for the 2022 season.