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 games overall.
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 Rutgers.
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 finance.
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