AFTER CAL: Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (No. 24 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft to become Cal's 26th first-round pick and the eighth in the last 10 seasons, as well as the second defensive lineman chosen from Cal in the first round in as many years, joining the No. 10 overall selection of Tyson Alualu by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 that made Cal only the second team in the Pac-10 to ever have defensive lineman selected in the first round of back-to-back drafts ... taken with the same pick (No. 24 overall) as former Cal quarterback and Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers was by the Green Bay Packers in 2005 ... took part only in position drills at Cal's Pro Day on March 9, 2011, after competing at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine and posting marks in the broad jump (9-9) and 3 cone drill (7.07) that both tied for seventh among defensive linemen, while his 4.70 40-yard dash was 10th for his position and his 4.37 in the 20-yard shuffle tied for 10th ... named SI.com's No. 6 prospect for the 2011 NFL Draft ... recorded five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss as a starter in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl.
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 50 of 51 possible games and made 32 starts at Cal from 2007-10 ... an honorable mention All-American (Pro Football Weekly) and first-team All-Pac-10 choice as a senior in 2010 after two consecutive honorable mention All-Pac-10 campaigns in 2008 and 2009 ... finished his collegiate career with 175 tackles, while adding 34.0 tackles for loss (-122 yards) and 16.5 sacks (-89 yards) to rank just outside the school's all-time top 10 in each of the latter two categories ... added one interception that he returned for three yards, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries that he returned for a total of 41 yards and two touchdowns.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Earned honorable mention All-American honors from Pro Football Weekly and was a first-team All-Pac-10 choice according to both the league's coaches and Phil Steele ... added second-team All-Pac-10 honors from Scout ... on the final watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award given annually to the nation's top defensive end ... presented with three team awards including sharing the Bear Backer Award for the team's MVP on defense, the Brick Muller Award on defense given to the team's Most Valuable Lineman, and Senior Lifter of the Year ... started all 12 games and recorded career highs of 62 tackles (fifth on the club and first among defensive linemen) and 12.5 tackles for loss (-47 yards) for a 1.04 per game average that was second on the squad and fourth in the Pac-10 ... also had 5.5 sacks (-32 yards) that were second on the team and a half sack shy of the career-high 6.0 he recorded as a 2009 junior, with his 0.46 per-game sacks average 11th in the Pac-10 ... added a career-high and team-high-tying three forced fumbles for an average of 0.25 per game that ranked tied for third in the Pac-10 ... had his lone fumble recovery of the season in the final game of his career vs. Washington, returning it 21 yards for his second career touchdown ... added four pass breakups to lead the team's defensive linemen and a quarterback hurry ... had his top statistical game of the season in a win at Washington State with a career-high 12 tackles, career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss (-15 yards) and a season-high 1.5 sacks to lead the Bears to their only road win of the campaign and earn honorable mention Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards ... had six tackles four times - at Nevada (also 0.5 TFL), vs. Arizona State (also 1.0 TFL and one PBU), at Oregon State (also 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack) and vs. Washington (also 2.0 TFL, one fumble recovery that he returned 21 yards for a touchdown) ... had 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack among his five tackles vs. Colorado ... picked up 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack, a forced fumble and a pass breakup at Arizona ... had 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack vs. UCLA ... recorded five tackles, a forced fumble, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against Oregon ... picked up second-team All-Pac-10 midseason honors from Steele ... selected by Athlon, Lindy's and Steele as a second-team preseason All-Pac-10 choice, with Lindy's also naming him the Pac-10's No. 8 NFL talent and Steele selecting him as the nation's No. 16 draft-eligible defensive end prior to the season ... called Cal's "The Next Big Thing" by Sporting News and listed as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" according to Lindy's.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection for the second consecutive season, starting all 13 games and ranking second among the team's defensive linemen behind 2010 first-round NFL draft pick Tyson Alualu with 48 tackles, as well as second overall also behind Alualu with 9.5 tackles for loss (-41 yards) and a career-high 6.0 sacks (-35 yards) ... among the Pac-10's per-game leaders in sacks (No. 10-T, 0.46) and tackles for loss (No. 15-T, 0.73) ... added one fumble recovery, five quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... recipient of the team's Bob Tessier Award as the Most Improved Defensive Lineman ... recorded a season-high seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-5 yards) vs. Arizona ... had a huge game against Washington State with a career-high 2.5 sacks and a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss (-17 yards) among his six tackles, while also adding a career-high three quarterback hurries ... had five-tackle games vs. Maryland, at Oregon and vs. Oregon State with 1.0 tackle for loss in each of the three, while also adding a sack for minus three yards and a fumble recovery against the Terrapins in the season opener and the first pass breakup of his career against the Beavers ... had 1.0 sack at UCLA (-7 yards) and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah (-3 yards) ... had 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) among his four tackles at Stanford ... had single quarterback hurries vs. Eastern Washington and USC ... selected third-team preseason All-Pac-10 by Athlon and fourth-team according to Phil Steele, as well as the nation's No. 53 defensive end by the latter.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection who played in 12 games, taking over a starting defensive end job in the fifth contest of the season and starting the final seven regular-season games before coming off the bench in the team's Emerald Bowl victory over Miami, Fla. ... completed the campaign with 47 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss (-29 yards), 4.0 sacks (-17 yards), one interception that he returned three yards, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries that he returned seven yards ... ranked among the Pac-10 per-game leaders in fumble recoveries (No. 6-T, 0.17), tackles for loss (No. 12-T, 0.92) and sacks (No. 19-T, 0.33) ... co-led the squad in fumble recoveries along with Mike Mohamed ... co-led the team's defensive linemen along with Tyson Alualu and ranked tied for second overall on the club in tackles for loss, as well as second among defensive linemen behind Alualu and third overall in sacks ... earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week notice for his performance at Arizona State, making his first career start and finishing with eight tackles, a career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss (-8 yards), a season-high 2.0 sacks (-7 yards) and a forced fumble ... had a season-best 10 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss (-12 yards) and 1.0 sack (-7 yards) vs. Oregon ... picked up a sack for minus three yards among his six stops at USC ... snared his lone collegiate interception and returned it three yards vs. Colorado State ... recovered a fumble vs. Stanford at the Cal 10-yard line, which prompted the Bears to go on a 90-yard scoring drive for a touchdown and a 10-0 lead ... played a key role in the Emerald Bowl win over Miami, Fla., returning a fumble seven yards to the Hurricanes' two-yard line with 3:28 remaining in the contest to set up the game-winning touchdown and also recording 2.0 tackles for loss (-2 yards) among his three tackles ... recorded five tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-1 yard) at Oregon State ... had 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) and a quarterback hurry in the season opener at Washington State ... posted a quarterback hurry in the regular-season finale vs. Washington ... had 0.5 tackles for loss (-1 yard) among his four tackles vs. UCLA.
2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 13 games off the bench during his true freshman season and recorded 18 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-5 yards), 1.0 sack (-5 yards), three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery that he returned 13 yards at Arizona State for the first of his two career touchdowns ... tallied half-sacks at Arizona State (-3 yards) and Colorado State (-2 yards) ... notched a season-best four takedowns in Cal's road victory at Oregon, while adding three at Colorado State ... earned the team's Bob Tessier Award as its Most Improved Defensive Lineman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 5 prospect in the state of Arizona and selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... listed as the No. 8 recruit in Arizona and the No. 37 defensive end nationally by Rivals ... a Prepstar All-West Region choice ... ranked No. 54 nationally among defensive ends by Scout ... named the top defensive lineman at the Nike Training Camp in Los Angeles ... earned All-State honors his senior year after registering 85 tackles, 37.0 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks while leading his squad to an impressive 11-2 record.
PERSONAL: Full name is Cameron Tyler Jordan ... born July 10, 1989 ... parents are Steve and Anita Jordan ... father played college football at Brown, then for 13 years as an NFL tight end with the Minnesota Vikings and was selected to the Pro Bowl six times, compiling career totals of 498 receptions for 6,307 receiving yards and 28 touchdown catches, with his best statistical seasons coming back-to-back in 1985 when he caught a career-high 68 passes for 795 yards and in 1986 when he made 58 receptions for a career-high 859 yards as well as a career-best six TD catches ... on track to receive his bachelor's degree from Cal in Legal Studies in the summer of 2011.
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