Jordan Rodgers

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Jordan Rodgers
No. 18
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-30) April 30, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Chico, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Pleasant Valley High School
College: Vanderbilt
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Jordan Edward Rodgers (born April 30, 1988)[1] is a former American football quarterback. Rodgers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and also played on practice and preseason squads for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, as well as the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. He is the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Early years[edit]

Rodgers was born in Chico, California,[1] and raised there with eldest brother Luke and their middle brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.[2][3] Rodgers attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, where he started at quarterback and led the team to an 8-3-1 record as a senior while also lettering in basketball and track.[4]

College career[edit]

After completing 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[4]

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.[citation needed] 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.[4]

He played two years at Vanderbilt, finishing his career with 299 completions, 4,063 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes. His honors the 2010, 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll and the 2012 Unitas Award Watch List.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft.[6] He was released on July 22, 2013.[7]

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[8]

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

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On April 3, 2014, Rodgers was signed by the Miami Dolphins to challenge third-string quarterback Pat Devlin. He was cut on May 12, 2014.[9]

BC Lions[edit]

On October 20, 2014, Rodgers was signed as a member of the BC Lions practice roster.[10] After attending the team's mini-camp in April of 2015, he abruptly quit.[11]

Other media[edit]

Pitch Perfect 2[edit]

Rodgers made a cameo appearance in the 2015 film Pitch Perfect 2 along with actual members of the Green Bay Packers. He did not have a speaking role, although he did sing along with the other football players during a "sing off."

The Bachelorette[edit]

Rodgers is a contestant and one of the final two on season 12 of The Bachelorette, and goes on to win, featuring 25-year-old real estate developer Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher as the Bachelorette.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jordan Rodgers". BC Lions. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Seemayer, Zach (July 15, 2016). "Exclusive Pics: Jordan Rodgers Spotted Out for First Time After Airing Family Drama on 'The [Bachelorette - headline truncated in source]". WUSA-TV. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Imigfs, Paul (April 27, 2013). "Rodgers' younger brother Jordan signs with Jacksonville". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jordan Rodgers". Vanderbilt Football official site. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://vanderbilt.scout.com/2/1249225.html
  6. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2013). "Aaron Rodgers' brother to join Jacksonville Jaguars". National Football League. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jaguars waive QB Jordan Rodgers, who missed most of offseason after sports hernia surgery". Fox News. Associated Press. July 22, 2013. Archived from the original on July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/tampa-bay-buccaneers/post/_/id/911/buccaneers-add-qb-with-a-name
  9. ^ Walker, James. "Dolphins cut Jordan Rodgers". Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "October 2014". cfl.ca. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lions won’t have QB Jordan Rodgers at training camp". 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jordan Rodgers on The Bachelorette". ABC News. Retrieved May 12, 2016.