Dion Jordan

Dion Jordan

Dion Jordan
No. 95     Miami Dolphins
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-05) March 5, 1990
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Chandler (AZ)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 2013 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2014
Tackles 36
Quarterback sack(s) 2.0
Forced fumbles 0
Pass Deflections 3
Stats at NFL.com

Dion Rory Jordan[1] (born March 5, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon. He was considered the top outside linebacker prospect and was drafted by the Dolphins third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.[2][3]

Early years

Jordan attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. He played both tight end and defensive end. He caught 54 passes for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. As a senior, he caught 13 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in six games before the remainder of his season was curtailed while recovering from a serious off-the-field accident. He was a four-star prospect, and was ranked as the 10th overall tight end in the country by Scout.com.

In track & field, Jordan was one of the state's top performers in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles. He recorded times of 14.24 seconds and 38.27 seconds in those events respectively.[4] At the 2008 5A I Fiesta Region, he won the shot put (14.27 m) and placed fourth in the long jump (6.40 m).[5]

College career

Jordan attended the University of Oregon, where he played for the Oregon Ducks football team from 2008 to 2012. He redshirted in 2008. In 2010, he switched from tight end to defensive end. He finished the season with 33 tackles and two sacks. As a first-year starter in 2011, Jordan was a first-team All-Pacific-12 Conference selection after recording 42 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks.[6] He was also named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, after recording 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks.

On February 23, 2013, Jordan announced that he would undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum. His recovery time required 3 to 4 months.

Professional career

2013 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 6¼ in 248 lb 33⅞ in 10 in 4.54 s 1.61 s 2.59 s 4.35 s 7.02 s 32½ in 10 ft 2 in
All values from NFL combine[7][8]

Jordan was selected in the first round, third overall in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, who traded up to acquire the pick from the Oakland Raiders.[9] He became the highest selected Oregon Duck since Joey Harrington in 2002.

Miami Dolphins (2013–present)


Jordan appeared in all 16 games in his rookie year of 2013 making 26 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 passes defended.


On July 3, 2014, Jordan was suspended for the first 4 games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substance policy. On September 19, 2014, Jordan again violated the drug policy and was given an additional 2 games to add for the suspension.


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  3. ^ CBS NFL Draft
  4. ^ http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c=1&nid=2715057
  5. ^ http://az.milesplit.com/meets/37376/results/66774
  6. ^ Five Ducks named first-team all-Pac-12
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/dion-jordan?id=2539288
  8. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=83290&draftyear=2013&genpos=DE
  9. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 26, 2013). "'"Miami Dolphins shocked trade to No. 3 cost 'half price.  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
  • Oregon Ducks bio
  • Miami Dolphins bio