Born in Gillette, Wyoming, John Chick is a man of many layers. At age 14, John was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, for which he wears an insulin pump at all times. He is a positive advocate and actively contributes to many charitable diabetes-related associations. However, John has never let his diabetes define him. In addition to holding a CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, he currently plays defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Prior to playing professional football, John attended Utah State University, where he played defensive end for the Aggies, after which he attended training camp with the Houston Texans of the NFL in 2006.
In December of 2006, John joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, where he played for the next 3 seasons.
After the 2009 CFL season, John signed with the Indianapolis Colts for the 2010 NFL season. After spending a year with the Colts, John headed down to Jacksonville where he played the 2011 and 2012 NFL seasons for the Jaguars, before resigning with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
With 12 years of professional football experience under his belt, John has earned quite a number of accolades and career highlights, including: winning 2 Grey Cup Championships (2007, 2013), being
named as a CFL All-Star player (2009, 2014, 2016), being named CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2009), receiving the Ed Block Courage Award (2012), and being nominated for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie Award (2007).
Outside of his professional career, John is a spokesperson and motivational speaker for youth and those with diabetes. John is a firm believer that the amount of work you put in determines the amount that you receive, as well as, what goes around comes around. That’s where his passion and determination comes from to always putting in 110% to whatever he does, and spreading a positive message wherever he can.
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