Jordan Zumwalt

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Jordan Zumwalt
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-10-13) October 13, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: La Habra, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Huntington Beach (CA) Edison
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 192
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Jordan Dean Zumwalt (born October 13, 1991) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

Early years[edit]

Zumwalt attended Edison High School. Zumwalt was named to the EA Sports All-American second-team while in high school.[1] He was ranked as the 4th best inside linebacker and ranked as the 205th national overall prospect by[1] He also was ranked as the 267th national prospect and also was ranked the 9th best middle linebacker prospect by[1] He was ranked as the 29 best player in the state of California by[1] He was ranked as the 38th best prospect by scout along with being ranked 43rd best player in CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep.[1] He was among the players on the Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100.[1] He was named as an honorable mention for the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West.[2] He was selected as the SoCal Defensive Player of the Year.[1] He was selected to the MaxPreps All-California first team.[1] On January 3, 2010, He was selected to the L.A. Times All-Star team.[3] On December 22, 2009, He was selected as the Orange County Register Defensive Player of the Year[4] and on February 3, 2010, CIF-SS Pac-5 Division Defensive Player of the Year following his senior year in high school.[5] Homecoming King, Scholar athlete, basketball and wrestling letter winner.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jordan Zumwalt
Inside linebacker
Huntington Beach, California Edison High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Feb 3, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (MLB)   Rivals: 205 (National), 4 (ILB), 29 (Cal)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

Zumwalt was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team following his freshman season.[6][7] He was also the Defensive tri-winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year following the season.[1]

Zumwalt finished his sophomore season with 360 tackles, 27 interception and 17 pass deflections.[8] On January 13, 2012, he was selected to the ESPN All-Pac-12 Bowl Team.[9]

On December 31, 2013, Zumwalt was named as co-MVP of the 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl.[10][11] He was an Honorable Mention pick for the Pac-12 all-conference team.[1]His other postseason awards included the 2013 Sports Illustrated all bowl team, Senior Bowl attendee, and a spot at the 2013 NFL Combine.

Professional career[edit]

On May 10, 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Zumwalt in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. [12] He was placed on the injured reserve list before the 2014 and 2015 regular seasons.

On August 28, 2016, despite having his first healthy preseason, he was waived by the Steelers.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "UCLA Profile". 
  2. ^ "2010 BEST IN THE WEST FOOTBALL BIOS". Retrieved September 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2009 Times' all-star team". January 3, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edison's Zumwalt earns county's top defensive honor". Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Edison's Jordan Zumwalt chooses ...". Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Three Bruins Named To Pac-10 All-Freshman Team". Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ " Pac-10 all-freshman team". Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UCLA Statistics". 
  9. ^ "The 2011 Pac-12 All-Bowl team". Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Sun Bowl: UCLA's Jordan Zumwalt named game's co-most valuable player". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt ends UCLA career with MVP-worthy performance". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers Select UCLA Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft". 
  13. ^ Steelers Begin Roster Cuts; Place Rookie T Jerald Hawkins On IR

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