Served as a key backup on the offensive line during his
career ... played center and right guard ... hard worker who continued to
improve as his career progressed.
AS A SENIOR: Made his first appearance of the '01 season vs.
Pittsburgh after suffering a knee injury in preseason campSmoved from
center to right guard, backing up Sean Milligan ... played in seven
AS A JUNIOR: Won a monogram as backup center for Irish in
2000 ... saw action at center vs. Texas A&M, Navy, Air Force and
AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not see game action during '99 campaign.
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned playing time in one '98 contest vs.
Navy . . . worked as backup center throughout '98 season . . . did
not see varsity action as rookie in '97 as center.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team offensive line
selection on '96 all-New England team . . . attended Phillips
Academy in Andover, Mass., in '96-'97 after graduating from Brooklyn
Poly Prep in '96 . . . earned three letters in football at Poly Prep
. . . two-time all-Ivy League selection . . . also played tight end
and defensive line . . . earned team MVP honors in '96 at Phillips,
the first time an interior lineman won the award . . . made 50
tackles with eight sacks as junior at Poly Prep . . .also played
baseball (three letters) and basketball (two letters) . . . selected
for New England-Southwest all-star game . . . father Jay is '69 Notre
Dame graduate and current member of University's Board of Trustees
and former Irish walk-on football player . . . father was recipient
of honorary doctor of laws degree at May 2001 University of Notre
Dame commencement . . . born 8-19-78 in New York City . . . oldest of
five children . . . full name is JW Jordan . . . graduated in
December 2001 from Mendoza College of Business with a major in
Jordan's Career Statistics