| Detroit, Michigan|
North Carolina Central
6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
| (1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 28)|
North Carolina Central University
Jovan Olafioye (born December 16, 1987) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He signed with the BC Lions as a free agent on April 20, 2010, after going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft. Jovan attended the 2009 Detroit Lions rookie mini camp. He played junior college football at Grand Rapids Community College for a year before attending North Carolina Central University.
Olafioye moved to the BC Lions in 2011. Following the season in March 2017 rumours began circulating that the Lions were seeking to deal Olafioye to the Alouettes.
In 2012, there were as many as 15 NFL teams interested in working out Olafioye during the option year window following his second season with B.C. The St. Louis Rams guaranteed him $85,000 in base salary in the first two years. But after agreeing to terms, Olafioye’s contract was disapproved four days later when he failed his physical.
On March 27, 2017, Olafioye was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for the rights to Canadian lineman David Foucault and Vincent Brown. With an estimated salary of $200,000 it was reported the Lions made the deal to free up some cap space. One week after being traded to Montreal, Olafioye and the Als agreed to a 3-year contract extension through the 2019 CFL season.
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