Jordan Black (American football)

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Jordan Black
Free agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-01-28) January 28, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Garland, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Mesquite (TX) Dallas Christian
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Debuted in 2004 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2012
Games played 94
Games started 40
Stats at NFL.com

Brian Jordan Black (born January 28, 1980) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame.

Black has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, and Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Black played high school football for Dallas Christian School in Mesquite, Texas from 1995–1998, during which time the team won multiple Texas State championships. Black's jersey, #77, was retired by Dallas Christian School in 2003.

College career[edit]

Black played in 43 games for the University of Notre Dame, starting 42 of those contests.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Black was drafted in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, with the 153rd overall pick. The Chiefs signed him to a three-year contract.

Late in the 2004 season, Black became a regular starter for the Chiefs where he continued for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

The Chiefs re-signed him to a one-year contract on April 26, 2006.[1]

Houston Texans[edit]

On March 8, 2007, the Houston Texans signed Black, who was a free agent, to a two-year contract.

On June 9, 2008, The Texans released Black while injured. Black had surgery on August 19, 2008 to repair the torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Black was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 23, 2008. Black accepted an extension of $3.65 million over three years on September 3, 2009. Black became a regular starter for the Jaguars in 2010. On February 7, 2011 Black was released by the Jaguars.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On August 10, 2011, Black signed with the New Orleans Saints. He was released on September 3, 2011.[2]

Washington Redskins[edit]

After missing a year of football in 2011, Black decided to retire from football and lose some of his playing weight.[3] But on July 30, 2012, he unexpectedly signed with the Washington Redskins.[4] When the Redskins signed him he was underweight for an offensive linemen, weighing 270 pounds, and had to consume 7,000 calories per day in the preseason to get into proper football form. He successfully gained 20 pounds during the 2012 preseason and made the Redskins final roster.[5]

Personal[edit]

Black is married to Ashlie Burroughs and together they have four children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SB Nation bio
  2. ^ NFL Transactions Report, December 30, 2011 
  3. ^ Maske, Mark (July 31, 2012). "Redskins’ Jordan Black happy to be back in NFL". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  4. ^ Tinsman, Brian (July 30, 2012). "Redskins Sign OL Black, Release LB Goff". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ Maske, Mark (August 14, 2012). "Jordan Black is getting bigger, and he says, better". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 

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