Rashad Jeanty (born April 17, 1983) is a former professional Canadian football defensive lineman of Haitian descent, who played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Eskimos after he went undrafted in 2002. After playing four seasons with the Eskimos, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL in 2006. He was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason in 2011. He played college football at Central Florida.
Jeanty attended Carol City High School, where he was rated the 14th-best player in the nation and sixth-best in Florida by The Miami Herald.
Jeanty played for two seasons at the University of Central Florida, from 2000–2001, logging 9.5 sacks and 137 tackles in 22 games. In 2001, he earned the second team All-Freshman honors from The Football News and was named to The Sporting News third-team Freshman All-America team.
Jeanty played three seasons on the Edmonton Eskimos, from 2002–2005, primarily as a defensive end. He won the Grey Cup Championship with Edmonton in 2003 and 2005.
Due to an injury to David Pollack, Jeanty was tabbed to start at SLB in his NFL debut on September 10, 2006 at Kansas City. He was the only undrafted rookie in an NFL starting lineup on kickoff weekend. He had two tackles in the Bengals' 23-10 win. He also had a key special teams play, as his recovery of muffed punt by Dante Hall at the Chiefs 14-yard line was an early momentum-shifter, leading to a Bengals field goal that tied game 3-3. He played in every game in 2006 except games 4-7 due to a foot injury.
On January 9, 2010, Jeanty fractured his left fibula on the opening kickoff of a Wild Card playoff game against the New York Jets, ending his season. He was waived by the Bengals on August 30, 2010 after failing his physical with the team.
On February 20, 2011, Jeanty was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-year contract. He was released on September 2, 2011 during final cuts.
Second stint with the Eskimos
Jeanty was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos on February 6, 2012, re-joining the team after a six-year absence.