Cameron Jordan is a tall, stocky guy who plays on defense for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. The player has proven his talent with a combination of positioning, speed, and tackling skills. Since joining the Saints after the 2011 NFL draft, he’s been a starting player, even though the defensive coaches, formation, and players have changed too often to count. That says something about his consistency.
Jordan has also almost never suffered an injury in his professional career. He has been called to the Pro Bowl three times since 2018.
Cameron Jordan’s Bio
Cameron’s story begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 10, 1989, when he moved to Arizona for his high school education, where he attended Chandler High School. Here the young Jordan excelled in both athletics and soccer. In his final year of high school, he left school with all-state honors, having fielded 85 tackles and 17.5 quarterback sacks.
After his transfer to the University of California at Berkeley, Jordan proved to be a defensive end for the school’s soccer team. He proved to be an indispensable part of the team throughout his stay as he was involved in 50 of 51 possible matches and started in 32 of them. In his final year of college football, he was named All-American and was named All-Pac-10 in the first team (his third consecutive mention as All-Pac-10). Cameron Jordan left California with a total of 175 tackles and a number of other attractive numbers that placed him just below the top 10 all-time athletes in the school.
Jordan was a top prospect for the professional game prior to the 2011 draft, especially considering his performances in the NFL Combine and the Senior Bowl. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the draft. He was ranked 24th in the overall standings and was the fifth player drafted for the defensive end position, behind players like J.J. Watt, Adrian Clayborn, and Ryan Kerrigan. The rookie signed a four-year contract with the Saints worth $7.73 million.
Right away he had to fight for his place in the starting lineup against the experienced free agent Turk McBride, who had just been signed. Both ended up as starters for the season. By the end of his rookie season, Jordan had collected 18 solo tackles, 13 tackle assists, and 4 pass shots in his 15 starts and one substitution. He played some of his best games of the season against players like the Green Bay Packers, the Carolina Panthers, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints earned a place in the playoffs for their top spot in NFC South.
Cameron Jordan retained his defensive end position for his second season with Will Smith. In the first game of the season against the Washington Redskins, Jordan scored a personal best of 11 combined tackles in his first game against Washington Redskins. Throughout the match, he caused problems for experienced quarterback Michael Vick, who had three tackles in his account. He maintained his starting position in every game of the regular season and finished the campaign with 41 solo tackles, 26 tackle-assists, 8 passive distractions, and more.
In 2013, the Saints changed their defensive formation but kept Cameron in the lineup. In September 2013 he received a second set of six combined tackles against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then, in November, against the Atlanta Falcons. Due to his impressive performances this season, he was called to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He finished the season with 47 combined tackles, 4 passing shots, and 12.5 sacks after starting each game. This time the team was the first runner-up at NFC South and then won a wildcard game against the Philadelphia Eagles to make it to the playoffs.
Cameron Jordan started off with his good performances in every game of the season and recorded 51 combined tackles, 5 deflected passes, and 7.5 sacks. However, he missed a pro bowl call.
He started the 2015 season with a $55 million improved five-year contract. At the end of the season, Jordan was recalled for the 2016 Pro Bowl and also made it into the top 100 players of 2016 in 99th place, finishing the season with 32 solo tackles, 13 tackle assists, 10 sacks, and 5 fake passes.
With 58 combined tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 6 passes, he further improved his statistics in the 2016 season and received an overall score of 92.1 from Pro Football Focus.
In the 2017 season, Jordan started again in all regular-season games and achieved a record with 62 combined tackles, 13 sacks, and 11 pass shots. He also won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award, outperformed Charles Grant on the Saints’ list of the most bags in the franchise’s history, and was called up for the 2018 Pro Bowl.
Family: Father, Mother, and Sister
Cameron was born the son of Steve and Anita Jordan. Jordan’s talent for the game was inherited from his father. Steve Jordan played in the tight end during his time with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL from 1982 to 1994. Before his NFL career, he also played football at Brown University and is on the list of the “50 Greatest Vikings Players of all time.
This association also produced a sibling, a younger sister named Stephanie Cameron. Cameron and his sister attended the same high school where they were both on the school’s athletics team. Stephanie is married to a former teammate of Cameron, Kasim Edebali, and did not invite anyone, including her family, but Cameron rushed into the ceremony despite warnings from his father not to participate.
Cameron Jordan’s Wife, Girlfriend, Son
The defensive end has long been in a relationship with a woman named Nikki. How long exactly is not really known. The couple married on June 30, 2018, and it was a lavish ceremony attended by many of Cameron’s current and former teammates.
According to a widespread report, the couple had three children before the wedding, the last three weeks before the ceremony. The first of their children is a son, Caleb Tank Jordan, born in 2015, exactly nine days after Cameron signed his improved contract with the Saints.