A lifelong member of the BC Lions, Jamie Taras spent his entire 16-year playing career in orange with the Leos as a fullback and offensive lineman, playing on two Grey Cup championship teams (1994, 2000).
With the Lions, Taras – who played his college football at the University of Western Ontario – was a three-time CFL Western All-Star (1999, 2001, 2002) and a two-time CFL All-Star (1995, 1999). He was also the 1999 recipient of the Tom Pate Memorial Award, given to a player with outstanding sportsmanship and someone who has made a significant contribution to his team, his community and Association.
In 2003, Taras was voted a member of the BC Lions All-Time Dream Team as part of the club’s 50th anniversary celebration. In 2018, Taras was inducted to the B.C. Lions Wall of Fame. Taras’ #60 is retired by the BC Lions. As of 2019, he is working with the club’s front office as Director of Community Relations.