|No. -- Seattle Seahawks|
|Date of birth:||March 5, 1990|
|Place of birth:||San Francisco, California|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Chandler (AZ)|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Dion Rory Jordan (born March 5, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Jordan attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. He played both tight end and defensive end. He caught 54 passes for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. As a senior, he caught 13 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in six games before the remainder of his season was curtailed while recovering from a serious off-the-field accident. He was a four-star prospect, and was ranked as the 10th overall tight end in the country by Scout.com.
In track & field, Jordan was one of the state's top performers in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles. He recorded times of 14.24 seconds and 38.27 seconds in those events respectively. At the 2008 5A I Fiesta Region, he won the shot put (14.27 m) and placed fourth in the long jump (6.40 m).
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-Pac-12 Conference selection after recording 42 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks. 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.
|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|
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. He became the highest selected Oregon Duck since Joey Harrington in 2002.
Jordan appeared in all 16 games in his rookie year of 2013 making 26 tackles, two sacks, and two passes defended.
On July 3, 2014, Jordan was suspended for the first four 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 two games to add for the suspension.
On April 28, 2015, Jordan was suspended for the entire 2015 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy for a third time. According to sources, Jordan didn't fail a drug test; however, it was determined that one of his test samples was diluted, which is considered a strike.
Jordan was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on July 29, 2016, ending what was a 15-month suspension. The conditions stipulated in the reinstatement include he be able to return to the team for training camp, establishment of treatment resources for Jordan in Miami prior to his being allowed to play in any preseason games, a meeting with the NFL prior to being allowed to play in Week 1 of the regular season, and an in-season meeting with the NFL prior to a full reinstatement.
On March 31, 2017, Jordan was released by the Dolphins after failing a physical.
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- Five Ducks named first-team all-Pac-12
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- Patra, Kevin (March 31, 2016). "Miami Dolphins waive former No. 3 pick Dion Jordan". NFL.com.
- Patra, Kevin (April 11, 2017). "Dion Jordan agrees to terms with Seattle Seahawks". NFL.com.