Jake Waters

Jake Waters
No. 19Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992
Place of birth: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Council Bluffs (IA) Saint Albert
College: Kansas State
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Big 12 (2014)
  • 2012 NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 National Champions
  • 2012 NJCAA First Team All-American
  • 2012 Midwest Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Set a NJCAA national record for completion percentage (73.3)
  • Second Team MFC All-Conference selection in 2011

Jake Waters (born March 20, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Kansas State and was the Wildcats starting quarterback from 2013 to 2014.

Early years

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jake Waters
Council Bluffs, Iowa Saint Albert High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Dec 13, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: JC   Rivals: JC  ESPN: JC
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career

Waters started his college career at Iowa Western Community College where he was a two-year starter, 2012 National Champion, First team All-American, and set the record for completion percentage (73.3), breaking the former record of Cam Newton.

In 2013, Waters transferred to Kansas State, where he beat out Daniel Sams for the starting job. He passed for 2,469 yards with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also had six rushing touchdowns. Waters returned as a starter in 2014. He finished the year with 3,501 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions and nine rushing touchdowns.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

Waters was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL draft.

Waters was released on June 1, 2015 to make room for newly acquired QB Jeff Tuel. Tuel was claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Bills.

Seattle Seahawks

Waters was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on August 18, 2015, after an injury to incumbent backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Waters signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in April 2016.[1] He dressed in all three of the Tiger-Cats' games as a backup before being traded to Saskatchewan.[2]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Waters was traded to the in exchange for a negotiation list player on July 9, 2016.[2]


  1. "Waters signs with CFL's Tiger-Cats". nonpareilonline.com. April 20, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "RIDERS ACQUIRE QUARTERBACK JAKE WATERS". riderville.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.

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