Cameron Jordan

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Not to be confused with Jordan Cameron.
Cameron Jordan
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Jordan in the 2012 NFL season
No. 94 New Orleans Saints
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-10) July 10, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school: Chandler (AZ)
College: California
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Total tackles: 240
Sacks: 39.0
Pass deflections: 20
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 6
Player stats at NFL.com

Cameron Tyler Jordan (born July 10, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California, and was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

High school career[edit]

Jordan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Steve Jordan. He attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, where he was a two-sport star in football and track for the Chandler Wolves. In football, he earned All-State honors his senior year after registering 85 tackles and 17.5 quarterback sacks. Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jordan was listed as the #37 strongside defensive end of the class of 2007.[2]

Also an outstanding track & field athlete, Jordan was one of the state's top performers in the discus throw. He captured the state title in the discus at the 2007 5A I State Meet, recording a top-throw of 53.54 meters (175 ft 7 in), while also placing 10th in the shot put event, with a throw of 14.01 meters (45 ft, 11 in).[3]

College career[edit]

Jordan during his tenure at Cal in August 2010

Jordan primarily played defensive end for the University of California at Berkeley. He was coached by head coach Jeff Tedford and Defensive coordinator, Bob Gregory. He played in 50 of 51 possible games and made 32 starts at Cal from 2007-10. Jordan achieved honorable mention All-American (Pro Football Weekly) and first-team All-Pac-10 choice as a senior in 2010 after two consecutive honorable mention All-Pac-10 campaigns in 2008 and 2009. He finished his collegiate career with 175 tackles, while adding 34.0 tackles for loss (-122 yards) and 16.5 sacks (-89 yards) to rank just outside the school's all-time top 10 in each of the latter two categories He also had one interception that he returned for three yards, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries that he returned for a total of 41 yards and two touchdowns.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2011 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 Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅛ in 287 lb 35 in 11⅛ in 4.74 s 1.64 s 2.72 s 4.37 s 7.07 s 31 in 9 ft 9 in 25 reps x
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

2011[edit]

Jordan was selected as the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.[7] On August 2, 2011, Jordan signed a four-year, $7.7 million deal with the Saints.[8] Jordan's first year was relatively quiet, as he played in all 16 games but only recorded a single sack along with 24 tackles. He also recovered a fumble. The Saints made the playoffs that year and Jordan started 1 of 2 playoff games and recorded 6 tackles overall while deflecting a pass.

2012[edit]

Jordan had a good year as he started all 16 games while recording 8.0 sacks and 54 tackles. He forced 3 fumbles and recovered 2. He recorded 3.0 sacks in a Week 8 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

2013[edit]

Jordan had a breakout year in 2013 as he made his first Pro Bowl. He recorded 12.5 sacks and 43 tackles. He forced 2 fumbles as well as recovering 2. The Saints again made the playoffs and Jordan started both games they played. He recorded 2.5 sacks and 8 tackles during the playoffs. He had multi-sack performances in Weeks 3, 11, and 13.

2014[edit]

Jordan's production dipped compared to 2013, but he was a solid contributor nonetheless. He recorded 7.5 sacks and 40 tackles, along with a fumble recovery. Jordan also recorded an interception. He only had one multi-sack game and that was in Week 7, in a win against the Green Bay Packers. He recorded an interception in the Saints' Week 12 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

2015[edit]

Jordan had another solid year as he recorded 10.0 sacks and 38 tackles, as well as making his second Pro Bowl. He forced a fumble and recovered two.[9] He had two dominant performances, both coming in consecutive weeks. In Week 6, against the Atlanta Falcons, Jordan recorded 3.0 sacks. The next week, against the Indianapolis Colts, Jordan recorded 2.0 sacks. These would be Jordan's only two multi-sack games in 2015. At one point, Pro Football Focus ranked Jordan as the number one defensive end in the league. [10]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2011 NO 16 31 18 13 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2012 NO 16 67 41 26 8.0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2013 NO 16 47 29 18 12.5 2 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 4
2014 NO 16 51 32 19 7.5 0 1 0 1 6 6 6 0 5
2015 NO 16 45 32 13 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 5

[11]

Personal[edit]

Jordan's father, Steve, played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL draft scout
  2. ^ "Strongside defensive ends 2007". Rivals.com. January 26, 2007. 
  3. ^ http://az.milesplit.com/meets/38145/results/68234
  4. ^ "Cal Bears Profile=calbears.com". August 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/J.J.-Watt?id=2495488#tabs:tab-overview Watt NFL Combine
  6. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profilexnews.php?pyid=70401&draftyear=2011&genpos=DE
  7. ^ Duncan, Jeff (April 29, 2011). "New Orleans Saints hit daily double with Mark Ingram, Cameron Jordan". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ Reid, John (August 2, 2011). "Cameron Jordan has signed with the New Orleans Saints". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cameron Jordan Pro-Football reference profile". pro-football-reference.com. May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Two big reasons you shouldn't count the Saints out yet". profootballfocus.com. October 26, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Cameron Jordan Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  12. ^ Cal's Cameron Jordan works to play at next level

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