Jordan Rodgers

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Jordan Rodgers
No. 18
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-30) August 30, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Chico, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Chico (CA) Pleasant Valley
College: Vanderbilt
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Jordan Edward Rodgers (born August 30, 1988) is a former American football quarterback who last played for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. Rodgers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He announced his retirement on May 26, 2015.

Early years[edit]

Rodgers was born in Chico, California, the son of Darla Leigh (née Pittman) and Edward Wesley Rodgers. His father is a Texas-born chiropractor who played football as an offensive lineman for Chico State Wildcats, from 1973 to 1976. He is the youngest of three boys along with Luke and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.[1] Rodgers attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California, where he started at quarterback and led the team to an 8-3-1 record as a senior and also played basketball and track.[2] He also lettered in basketball and track.[2]

College career[edit]

After high school, he attended and played quarterback at Butte College. At Butte, he was the backup quarterback and helped the team earn the 2008 junior college national title with a 12-0 record. The following year as a starter, he broke the school record for total offense, passing for 2,219 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also earned academic honors.[3]

After completing his two years at BCC, he was awarded a scholarship to Vanderbilt University after also considering the University of Kansas and Western Kentucky University.[4] In 2010 he was a redshirt.

In 2011, he began the season as the second-team quarterback and finished the season with seven starts. He completed 108 passes in 216 attempts for 1,524 yards and nine passing touchdowns. He was also the team's second-leading rusher with 420 yards on 117 carries.[3]

In 2012, he was named offensive co-captain. He started all 12 games in which he participated, becoming the first quarterback to lead the Commodores to back-to-back bowl appearances and a 9-4 record. His quarterback statistics were among the best in Vanderbilt history, with 191 completions, 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns, completing 59.9 percent of his passes. He also threw for two touchdowns and ran for one in the team's win over North Carolina State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.[3]

Although he played only two years at Vandy, he finished his career in the top 10 of nearly every passing and total offense category, finishing with 299 completions, 4,063 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes.

He was named to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll. Rodgers completed a degree in Human and Organizational Development in December 2012.

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft.[5] He was released on July 22, 2013.[6]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Rodgers to the team's practice squad on October 7, 2013 after releasing quarterback Josh Freeman. He remained on the practice squad for the remainder of the season as Mike Glennon became the starter and Dan Orlovsky the backup.[7]

Jordan was cut by the Buccaneers on February 10, 2014.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On April 3, 2014, Rodgers was signed by the Miami Dolphins. On May 12, Rodgers was cut by the Dolphins.

BC Lions[edit]

On October 20, 2014, Rodgers was signed as a member of the BC Lions practice roster.[8]


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