Jordan Bernstine

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Jordan Bernstine
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Bernstine at Redskins training camp in 2012.
No. -48
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-31) May 31, 1989 (age 25)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: DM Lincoln
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 217
Debuted in 2012 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 2012 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 0
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
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Jordan Morris-Bernstine (born May 31, 1989) is a former American football safety. He was selected in the seventh round, 217th overall, by the Washington Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at the University of Iowa.

High School[edit]

Bernstine was a three year starter at Des Moines Lincoln for Lincoln football coach Tom Mihalovich. Bernstine was a running back and a defensive back for the Rails and was a leader in the school's back-to-back playoff appearances in 2005 and 2006. Bernstine was the #1 ranked prospect in the state of Iowa in 2007.

College career[edit]

Bernstine played for the Iowa Hawkeyes for four years from 2007 to 2011. His jersey number was 4. He played cornerback for his first three years before switching over to the safety position in his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Bernstine was drafted in the seventh round of 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, he was the team's last pick for this draft.[2] He was reunited with Iowa teammate, Adam Gettis, who was drafted earlier. On May 4, 2012, the Redskins officially signed him to a four-year contract.[3] After having a good preseason, that included displaying good tackling skills and having an interception in the last preseason game,[4][5] he made the final 53-man roster at the start of the 2012 season. During his NFL debut against the New Orleans Saints, he suffered a right knee injury while playing on special teams during a kickoff in the fourth quarter and was carted off the field.[6] The next day, it was confirmed that Bernstine had torn the anterior, posterior, and medial collateral ligaments in his knee, ending his rookie season.[7][8]

The Redskins released him on July 25, 2013.[9]


Bernstine is the nephew of retired tight end and running back, Rod Bernstine, who played for the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.[10]


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Gary (April 28, 2012). "Redskins Focus On Depth In Late Rounds". Redskins. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ Standig, Ben (May 9, 2012). "Rookie preview: Safety Jordan Bernstine". Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ Jones, Mike (May 4, 2012). "Redskins sign seventh-rounders Richard Crawford, Jordan Bernstine". Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  4. ^ Keim, John (August 10, 2012). "Redskins vs. Bills game review (defense)". Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (August 29, 2012). "Redskins Dominate Bucs For Total-Team Win". Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (September 10, 2012). "Safety Jordan Bernstine lost for season; Redskins add free agent Jordan Pugh". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (September 10, 2012). "Quick Hits: Alfred Morris cements role as starting RB". Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  8. ^ Tinsman, Brian (September 10, 2012). "Redskins Lose Bernstine, Sign Pugh". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  9. ^ "Redskins' DE Adam Carriker out 4-5 months after 3rd knee surgery, placed on PUP list". July 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  10. ^ Jones, Mike (April 11, 2013). "Jordan Bernstine targeting training camp return date". Retrieved 2013-05-26. 

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