Former CFL receiver Jahmeek Taylor and his fiancée, Cassidy Day, have been eliminated from season eight of The Amazing Race Canada.
Ten two-person teams competed in an eleven-leg race that was filmed from April 26 to May 21. The season premiered on CTV on July 5 with Taylor and Day finishing third in the first episode. Taylor and Day completed the first seven legs of the race over six subsequent episodes but were eliminated on Tuesday, finishing eighth in the competition.
Taylor attended the CFL Combine in 2012 and ran a 4.80-second forty-yard dash, 6.94-second three-cone drill, 4.25-second short shuttle, leaped a 31-inch vertical jump, nine-foot, half-inch broad jump, and completed ten reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
The five-foot-nine, 171-pound target went unselected in the 2012 CFL Draft but signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in May 2014. He was released the following month following the conclusion of training camp.
Taylor was a star with the Saint Mary’s Huskies and finished his collegiate career with 4,761 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns. He ranks third all-time in U Sports history with 2,166 career punt return yards behind only Ottawa’s Chris Evraire (2,182) and Saskatchewan’s Eric Duchene (2,279). He was named Atlantic University Sport’s Most Valuable Player in 2010 primarily for his work as a return specialist.
The 32-year-old now resides in Toronto where he works as a firefighter and personal trainer.