CAREER: Speedy wide receiver with top-flight capabilities has played in 12 career games for the Irish and recorded two receptions for seven yards in three years ... returned seven kickoffs for 123 yards and logged 27:16 of playing time at Notre Dame ... missed his sophomore season because of an injury.

2007 (JUNIOR): Back on the field vs. Georgia Tech after missing the entire 2006 season due to an Achilles injury... played in six games and recorded two catches for seven yards in 23:19 of playing time ... logged first meaningful snaps during his time at Notre Dame when he lined up at wide receiver vs. the Yellow Jackets ... registered first reception for five yards in that game ... recorded one reception for two yards vs. UCLA.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Missed the entire 2006 season due to injury.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in six games (BYU, Tennessee, Navy, Syracuse, Stanford and Ohio State) ... returned seven kickoffs for 123 yards (17.6-yard average) ... had one kickoff return for 13 yards against Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... returned one kickoff for 16 yards in the win over Syracuse ... had three kickoff returns for 70 yards vs. Tennessee, including a 36-yarder ... made his Notre Dame debut vs. BYU, seeing action as a kickoff return starter and as a reserve wide receiver ... returned two kickoffs for 24 yards against the Cougars, including a 21-yarder ... logged 3:57 of playing time at receiver with 31 special teams appearances.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. ... caught 35 passes for 750 yards and six TDs as a senior in 2004 ... named the state of Missouri's Gatorade Player of the Year for 2004 ... helped Rockhurst to the semifinals of Missouri state high school playoffs in 2004 ... set the Missouri Class 6A football championship game record with an 81-yard reception in 2003 ... grabbed 56 passes for 955 yards and 10 TDs as a junior in 2003 ... has run a 10.39 100-meter dash, 21.39 in the 200 meters and long jumped 21 feet ... earned all-state honors in the 100 and 200 meters as a senior ... chosen for U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... coached by Tony Severino in football ... also competed on the basketball team at Rockhurst, averaging 10 points per game, five assists and five rebounds over his high school career ... born Jan. 31, 1987, in Kansas City, Mo. ... younger of two children ... full name is Donald Juan Hord II ... grandfather, the late Donald Williams, competed in football and track at Lincoln University ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance ... earned a 3.134 grade-point average in '07 fall semester.

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D.J. Hord
D.J.  Hord


Lee's Summit, MO

High School:
Kansas City Rockhurst

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

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