CIS Football Player Profile: Rob Jubenville, Saint Mary’s Huskies (14 of 26)

CIS Football Player Profile: Rob Jubenville, Saint Mary’s Huskies (14 of 26)

Source: Saint Mary’s Sports Info

Name: Rob Jubenville
University: Saint Mary’s
Hometown: Oshawa, Ont.
High school: Paul Dwyer Catholic
Position: DL
Academic program: Arts
Year of eligibility: 4
Height: 6-0 
Weight: 255

Key stats 2011:
8 games played, 47.0 total tackles (43 solo, 8 assisted), 10.0 sacks (t-1st in CIS), 2 forced fumbles, 13.5 tackles for a loss (2nd in AUS)

Awards & honours (since start of CIS career):
2011 AUS all-star (DL)
2011 CIS second team all-Canadian
2011 Saint Mary’s defensive MVP


Heading into his senior year at Saint Mary’s, defensive lineman Rob Jubenville looks to be the leader of an impressive Huskies defense, which held opponents to a CIS-leading 263.1 yards against per game 2011. 

The 6-foot-0, 255-lb native of Oshawa, Ont., tied for the most sacks in the country with 10.0 in eight regular season games last season, including 13.5 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles.

Despite his outstanding sophomore season, his goals are for the 2012 season are simple.

“My goal for 2012 is to be better than last year and to do everything I can to make the Huskies a winner,” says Jubenville who also led all AUS players with 43 solo tackles and finished with 47.0 total tackles to lead all defensive linemen in the conference.

His 10.0 sacks in 2011 also established a new Saint Mary’s single-season record and were the second-highest total recorded in the Atlantic conference since 1999 when sacks were first tracked. In just three seasons of university football, Rob has already racked up 17.5 sacks and is now tied for second all-time in league history heading into 2012.

Jubenville’s efforts last season earned him a spot on the AUS all-star squad and he was honoured with a CIS second team all-Canadian selection. He was also selected as the Saint Mary’s defensive player of the year.

In the spring of 2011, Rob was invited to the CIS East West Bowl game hosted by Western University and after not being selected in the 2012 CFL Draft, he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Released after training camp this year, the Huskies are hoping Rob’s experience against CFL competition has prepared him to be a dominant force in the AUS in 2012.

Saint Mary’s head coach Perry Marchese on Rob Jubenville:

“Rob is a high-energy player and we’re looking forward to seeing him progress and eventually play professionally in the next couple of years.”

“He is an extremely smart football player and plays a very fast and violent brand of football. His film study and preparation is second to none.”

Getting to know Rob Jubenville:

Nickname: Juby, Jubes,

What brought you to Saint Mary’s?
I came to SMU thanks to the advice of my trainer. He’s a former Huskies player and convinced me to come here.

Best moment in a Huskies uniform:
Winning the 2010 AUS Loney Bowl.

I thing I can’t live without: 

My dream job is:
To become a pro football player.

AUS fans might not know...
Rob sleeps in a back room in his trainer's gym in the summer between his AM and PM workouts.

1. Pass-time/Hobby: Reading
2. Food: steak and eggs
3. TV show: Californication
4. Movie: A Clockwork Orange
5. Sport: Olympic trampoline
6. Pro team: Cleveland Browns
7. Pro athlete: Mike Singletary

Rob Jubenville Career Stats Summary:

DEFENSE   GP Solo Ast. Tackles  Sacks   TFL  Int BrUp  FF  FR
2009       8    5    4     7.0    2.0   2.0    0    0   0   0
2010       8   28   19    37.5    5.5   9.5    0    0   0   0
2011       8   43    8    47.0   10.0  13.5    0    0   2   0
Total     24   76   31    91.5   17.5  25.0    0    0   2   0