Jordan Cameron

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Jordan Cameron
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Cameron with the Browns in 2012
No. 84
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-07) August 7, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Newbury Park (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 173
Receiving yards: 2,046
Receiving touchdowns: 14
Player stats at NFL.com

Jordan Cravens Cameron[1] (born August 7, 1988)[2] is a former American football tight end. He played college football at USC and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Cameron also played for the Miami Dolphins.

Early years[edit]

Cameron was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Cathy (née Cravens) and Stan Cameron, who works for a telecommunications company.[3] He was raised Mormon (LDS).[3] Cameron attended Newbury Park High School in Newbury Park, California. He made the All-Marmonte League first team in 2005 as a junior. As a senior in 2006, he made Prep Star All-West and once again made All-Marmonte League first team. He caught 73 passes for 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior year. He was a teammate of former San Jose State' quarterback, Jordan LaSecla.[4] He also starred in basketball and volleyball at Newbury Park High.

Collegiate career[edit]

Cameron at USC

After high school, Cameron decided to play basketball at Brigham Young University rather than football. After redshirting his freshman year (2006–07), he decided to give football another try. He transferred to USC in 2007 to play football as a wide receiver.[5] However, when USC refused to accept some of Cameron's credits from Brigham Young, he was forced to withdraw and attend Ventura College. He missed the football season but was given the option to try to rejoin the team in 2008. Even if he had stayed at USC, due to NCAA transfer rules he would have been ineligible to play in 2007.[6] Cameron ended up enrolling at USC a year later and saw brief action for the Trojans at wide receiver in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons, but did not make any catches. Prior to his senior year, he was moved from receiver to tight end and really embraced the move.[7] In his final season at USC, Cameron caught 16 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

After his senior season at USC, Cameron was invited to play in the East–West Shrine Game where he made a big impression on the coaches during the week of practice.[8] Cameron helped his draft stock significantly during his workouts at the NFL Combine.[9] He was in the top three of every drill he participated in and fifth in bench press reps. He was projected to be a mid to late round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

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
6 ft 5 in 254 lb 33½ in 9¾ in 4.53 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.03 s 6.82 s 37.5 in 9 ft 11 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[10][11]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cameron was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 102nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

On December 27, 2013, Jordan Cameron was voted to the Pro Bowl.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Cameron signed a two-year deal $15 million (with $5 million guaranteed) with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2015.[12] He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending concussion injury.[13]

On March 10, 2017, after suffering four concussions in six seasons, Cameron announced his retirement from the NFL.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Season Team Receiving
GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LST
2011 CLE 8 6 13 33 5.5 15 0 0 0
2012 CLE 14 20 39 226 11.3 28 1 0 0
2013~ CLE 15 80 117 917 11.5 53 7 1 0
2014 CLE 10 24 48 424 17.7 81 2 0 0
2015 MIA 16 35 70 386 11.0 29 3 1 0
2016 MIA 3 8 11 60 7.5 13 1 0 0
Total 66 173 300 2,046 11.8 81 14 2 0

~ Selected to the Pro Bowl

Personal life[edit]

His sister Brynn played guard on the USC women's basketball team (and is also the mother of Matt Leinart's child and also NBA Star Blake Griffin's children) and his younger brother Colby was an undrafted free agent quarterback for the Carolina Panthers but released before the 2013 NFL season. He is also the cousin of Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/playerinfo?playerId=14189&wjb=
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b [2]
  4. ^ Jorrey, Kyle (2005-08-25). "Newbury Park's offense expects to thrive with its multi-Jordan attack". Thousand Oaks Acorn. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  5. ^ 2007 USC Trojans Football Media Guide (Section 3), USC Athletic Department, July 2007, Accessed May 30, 2008.
  6. ^ Scott Wolf, Trojans busy counting scholarships Archived 2007-08-04 at the Wayback Machine., San Bernardino Sun, July 26, 2007, Accessed July 26, 2007.
  7. ^ Markazi, Arash (2010-08-09). "Change welcome for USC Trojan Jordan Cameron". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  8. ^ Lev, Michael (2011-01-20). "High praise for USC's Jordan Cameron". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  9. ^ Farrar, Doug (2011-02-26). "Jordan Cameron's draft stock could rise after great combine times". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Cameron Combine Profile", NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2011 .
  11. ^ "Jordan Cameron 2011 NFL Combine Results", ESPN.com, retrieved February 27, 2011 .
  12. ^ PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign Jordan Cameron
  13. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. November 5, 2016. 
  14. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 10, 2017). "Jordan Cameron announces retirement after 6 seasons". NFL.com. 
  15. ^ Dan Arritt. "Su'a Cravens can lean on rich family tree". Retrieved October 16, 2016. 

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