Jordan Kent

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Jordan Kent
No. 82, 87
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-07-14) July 14, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 210
Debuted in 2008 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 2009 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions --
Receiving yards --
Receiving TDs --
Stats at NFL.com

Jordan Russell Kent (born July 24, 1984 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

Early years[edit]

Kent attended Winston Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon. An 11-time individual and team state champion in basketball and track, he contributed to state team titles in both sports as a junior before repeating track crown his final year. The First-team All-state pick averaged 18 points on the hardwood while leading Lancers to a 20-4 record his senior season. On the track, became the state’s first four-event individual champion in the same year by winning state 4A titles in the long jump, 100, 200 and 400 meters in 2002. The two-time state track athlete of the year completed his prep career winning three state 400 championships and two 200 and long jump gold medals, setting state records in each of the latter two events. As a junior, bettered 41-year-old state meet long jump record (25-1¼) previously held by Mel Renfro (24-1¼).[1]

College career[edit]

Kent was a member of the Oregon Ducks football team in college, and also played basketball and ran track.[2] He was also NCAA’s first three-sport athlete since 2001-02 and was the first three-sport letterman at Oregon since World War II and was the Pac-10’s first three-sport letterman. As a member of the Oregon Basketball team Kent won defensive player of the year. Then in 2005 he joined the Oregon Football team, this was his first time ever playing football on a team.[3]

Was a valuable performer on Oregon’s basketball and track teams before joining the football squad in 2005. He earned All-American honors in track, All-Pac 10 Conference academic accolades in basketball. In 2006 he started 12 of 13 games at flanker, ranking second on the team with 44 receptions for 491 yards (11.2 avg.) and four touchdowns.[4]

As a four-time track All-American, Kent was the 2003 200-meter NCAA West Regional winner (20.99). Ran the opening leg on school’s 2005 third-place NCAA 4 x 400 relay and anchored school-record 4 x 100 relay (39.20) that placed sixth. He anchored the 4 x 100 relay to its first Pac-10 title ever in the event in 2006. He owns collegiate bests of 10.41 (100), 20.82 (200), 46.95 (400) and 24-9¾ (long jump).[5]

In basketball, in 2005-06, after spending most of the fall with the football team, appeared in 25 games, starting 15. Averaged 3.0 points per game and was third on the squad in rebounding at 4.4 per game. In the 2004-05 season he played in all 27 games, starting the final nine. Was third on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg) and seventh in scoring (4.8 ppg) and earned Second-team Pac-10 All-academic honors. For the 2003-04 season he was a terrific asset on defense, particularly in the full court press. Also showed break away speed in the transition game. Played in 29 games and averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest. He reshirted for the 2002-03 season.[6]

College Football Statistics

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
2005 ORE 3 3 3 144 38.0 1
2006 ORE 12 12 44 491 11.2 4
Tot. 15 15 47 605 16.6 5

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

An injury kept Kent from working out at the NFL Combine. Seattle checked him out late and drafted him for his rare combination of size and speed, being 6-4⅛, 217 pounds. In his campus workout Kent ran a 4.43 40-yard dash and 4.04 in the 20-yard shuttle, He posted a 34-inch vertical jump and a 235-pound bench press.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Kent had been on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad since he was drafted in 2007. He was signed on to the active roster on October 7, 2008. He has since played on special teams and lined up as a receiver against Miami in week 10. On September 5, 2009 he was released by the Seahawks during the final 53 man roster cuts.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Kent signed with the St. Louis Rams on November 17, 2009, and made his first professional reception, a five-yard gain, on January 3, 2010 against the San Francisco 49ers. He was then cut on September 3, 2010.

Personal[edit]

Jordan is the son of former Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent.[7] He is also an avid golfer.[8] Jordan is open about his Christian beliefs. He runs youth summer camps that teach children sport and character fundamentals.

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