Jordan Younger

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Jordan Younger
Toronto Argonauts
Position: Defensive backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-01-24) January 24, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Connecticut
Undrafted: 2000
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at

Jordan Younger (born January 24, 1978) is a former professional cornerback in the Canadian Football League. Younger majored in political science at the University of Connecticut where he also played college football and holds the school record for career kick return touchdowns with 4.

Since May 18, 2015, Younger has been the defensive backs coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[1]

Professional playing career[edit]

NFL Europe[edit]

Younger played cornerback and returned kicks on special teams for the Rhein Fire from 2001 to 2002 and the Amsterdam Admirals in 2003. He was named to the All-NFL Europe team in 2002 and 2003.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Younger's CFL career began with the Toronto Argonauts in 2004 when he led the team with 11 pass knockdowns and won a Grey Cup championship. He was named a CFL All-Star in 2005 and 2007.

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On February 15, 2008, Younger was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos for running back Tyler Ebell and wide receiver T. J. Acree. He made 53 tackles and 1 interception while playing for Edmonton. He was released by the Eskimos on January 7, 2009.

Toronto Argonauts (II)[edit]

On January 13, 2009, Younger was signed to play again for the Argonauts.[2] On February 10, 2010, Younger was released by the Argonauts, but was later re-signed by the team on March 4, 2010. On November 25, 2012, Younger won the 100th Grey Cup with the Argonauts, serving as their defensive captain. On November 27, 2012, Younger accompanied the Grey Cup during the Argonauts' championship parade.[3] On June 2, 2013, Younger did not attend the mandatory training camp sessions as he was preparing for retirement.[4]

Football coaching career[edit]

In 2013, Younger served as defensive backs coach for the Oakville Titans.[5]

In 2014, Younger served as the defensive backs coach for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues of CIS football.[6]

On May 18, 2015, Younger was named the defensive backs coach for the Toronto Argonauts, marking his return to the organization since winning the 100th Grey Cup championship in 2012 as their defensive captain.[7]


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