Dion Jordan

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Dion Jordan
No. 95     Miami Dolphins
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-05) March 5, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Chandler (AZ)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 2013 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2014
Tackles 26
Quarterback sacks 2.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Dion Rory Jordan[1] (born March 5, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon. He was considered the top outside linebacker prospect and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.[2][3]

Early years[edit]

Jordan attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. He played both tight end and defensive end. He was a four-star prospect, and was ranked as the 10th overall tight end in the country by Scout.com. He also ran track and field at Chandler.

College career[edit]

Jordan attended the University of Oregon, where he played for the Oregon Ducks football team from 2008 to 2012. He redshirted in 2008. In 2010, he switched from tight end to defensive end. He finished the season with 33 tackles and two sacks. As a first-year starter in 2011, Jordan was a first-team All-Pacific-12 Conference selection after recording 42 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks.[4] He was also named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, after recording 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.

On February 23, 2013, Jordan announced that he would undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum. His recovery time required 3 to 4 months.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6¼ in 248 lb 33⅞ in 10 in 4.54 s 1.61 s 2.59 s 4.35 s 7.02 s 32½ in 10 ft 2 in
All values from NFL combine[5][6]

Jordan was selected in the first round, third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, who traded up to acquire the pick from the Oakland Raiders.[7] He became the highest selected Oregon Duck since Joey Harrington in 2002.

Miami Dolphins (2013-present)[edit]


Jordan appeared in all 16 games in his rookie year of 2013 making 26 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 passes defended.


On July 3, 2014, Jordan was suspended for the first 4 games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substance policy. On September 19, 2014, Jordan again violated the drug policy and was given an additional 2 games to add for the suspension.


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