Jordan Rodgers

Jordan Edward Rodgers (born August 30, 1988)[1] is an American sports commentator and former college and professional American football quarterback. Rodgers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and also played on practice and preseason squads for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, as well as the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League. He is the brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Jordan Rodgers
refer to caption
Rodgers in 2018
No. 6, 18
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:August 30, 1988 (age 30)
Chico, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Pleasant Valley
(Chico, California)
College:Vanderbilt
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Rodgers was born in Chico, California,[2] and raised there with eldest brother Luke and their middle brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.[3][4] Rodgers attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, where he started at quarterback and led the team to an 8-3-1 record as a senior while also lettering in basketball and track.[5]

College career

After completing high school, he attended and played quarterback at Butte College. At Butte, he was the backup quarterback and helped the team earn the 2008 junior college national title with a 12-0 record. The following year as a starter, he broke the school record for total offense, passing for 2,219 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also earned academic honors.[5]

After completing his two years at BCC, he was awarded a scholarship to Vanderbilt University after also considering the University of Kansas and Western Kentucky University.[6]

In 2011, he began the season as the second-team quarterback and finished the season with seven starts. He completed 108 passes in 216 attempts for 1,524 yards and nine passing touchdowns. He was also the team's second-leading rusher with 420 yards on 117 carries.[5]

In 2012, he was named offensive co-captain. He started 11 games, becoming the first quarterback to lead the Commodores to back-to-back bowl appearances and a 9-4 record. His quarterback statistics were among the best in Vanderbilt history, with 191 completions, 2,539 yards and 15 touchdowns, completing 59.9 percent of his passes. Rodgers also threw for two touchdowns and ran for one in the team's win over North Carolina State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, which was the team's seventh consecutive win to end the season. His 2012 statistics rank #8 in the school's single season leaders.[5]

Rodgers was an instrumental part of a SEC record while playing for the Commodores, serving as the primary quarterback for career SEC leading wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Once Rodgers became the starting quarterback in 2011, Matthews production rapidly increased. In 2012, the two combined for 90 completions in a season where Matthews set the school record for receiving yards in a season with 1,323, a record he would break again the following year.

Despite playing only two seasons at Vanderbilt, he currently ranks 7th in school history in career total offense. He finished his career with 299 completions, 4,063 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes. His honors include the 2010, 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll and the 2012 Unitas Award Watch List.[5]

His record as a starter was 11-8, with victories over fellow SEC teams Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Auburn, and Mississippi.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] He was released on July 22, 2013.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Rodgers to the team's practice squad on October 7, 2013 after releasing quarterback Josh Freeman. He remained on the practice squad for the remainder of the season as Mike Glennon became the starter and Dan Orlovsky the backup.[9] Jordan was cut by the Buccaneers on February 10, 2014.

Miami Dolphins

On April 3, 2014, Rodgers was signed by the Miami Dolphins to challenge third-string quarterback Pat Devlin. He was cut on May 12, 2014.[10]

BC Lions

On October 20, 2014, Rodgers was signed as a member of the BC Lions practice roster.[11] After attending the team's mini-camp in April 2015, he quit.[12]

In the media

Rodgers made a cameo appearance in the 2015 film Pitch Perfect 2 along with actual members of the Green Bay Packers. He did not have a speaking role, but sang along with the other football players during a "riff off."

Rodgers was a contestant and the eventual winner on season 12 of The Bachelorette, starring Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher which aired from May-August 2016. [13] Rodgers proposed, and as of March 2019, the two remain engaged.[14]

In September 2018, it was announced that Rodgers and Fletcher would appear in a Kin web series Engaged with JoJo and Jordan, described as a combination of reality TV and DIY home decor.[15]

Broadcasting career

On August 2, 2016, Rodgers was hired by ESPN as a college football analyst for the news program SEC Now on the SEC Network.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Jordan Rodgers". ESPN. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jordan Rodgers". BC Lions. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Seemayer, Zach (July 15, 2016). "Exclusive Pics: Jordan Rodgers Spotted Out for First Time After Airing Family Drama on 'The [Bachelorette - headline truncated in source]". WUSA-TV. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Imigfs, Paul (April 27, 2013). "Rodgers' younger brother Jordan signs with Jacksonville". Fox Sports. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Jordan Rodgers". Vanderbilt Football official site. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ http://vanderbilt.scout.com/2/1249225.html
  7. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 27, 2013). "Aaron Rodgers' brother to join Jacksonville Jaguars". National Football League. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Jaguars waive QB Jordan Rodgers, who missed most of offseason after sports hernia surgery". Fox News. Associated Press. July 22, 2013. Archived from the original on July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Yasinskas, Pat (October 7, 2013). "Buccaneers add QB with a 'name'". ESPN. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Walker, James. "Dolphins cut Jordan Rodgers". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "October 2014". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lions won't have QB Jordan Rodgers at training camp". May 25, 2015. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Messer, Lesley (May 12, 2016). "Jordan Rodgers on The Bachelorette". ABC News. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  14. ^ Bonner, Mehera (August 1, 2016). "'The Bachelorette' Season 12 Finale Recap: JoJo Fletcher Chooses Jordan Rodgers or Robby Hayes for Her Final Rose". Us Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  15. ^ "JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Announce New Web Series About the 'Reality of Our Love Story'". People. September 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Jordan Rodgers joins SEC Network". ESPN Front Row. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represents the University of Arkansas in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Razorbacks were led by fourth year head coach Bobby Petrino and played five home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and two at War Memorial Stadium. They are a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season with 11–2 overall record, 6–2 in SEC West Division play, finishing in 3rd place with losses to LSU and Alabama. They were invited to the 2012 Cotton Bowl Classic and defeated Kansas State 29–16. The win capped off only the third 11-win season in Arkansas' 119-year football history. They also finished fifth in the final AP Poll—their highest national ranking since finishing third in 1977.

2011 Army Black Knights football team

The 2011 Army Black Knights football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Black Knights were led by third-year head coach Rich Ellerson and played their home games at Michie Stadium. They competed as an independent. They finished the season 3–9.

2012 Music City Bowl

The 2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game held on December 31, 2012, at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The fifteenth edition of the Music City Bowl began at 11:05 a.m. CST and aired on ESPN. It featured the NC State Wolfpack from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) against the Vanderbilt Commodores from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and was the final game of the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season for both teams. The Wolfpack accepted their invitation to the game after attaining a 7–5 regular-season record, while the hometown Commodores accepted theirs after attaining an 8–4 record.

2012 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 2012 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores played their six home games at Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee, which has been Vanderbilt football's home stadium since 1922. The team's head coach was James Franklin, who is in his second year at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since the league's inception in 1932, and has participated in the conference's Eastern Division since its formation for the 1992 season. On November 11, 2012 Vandy became bowl eligible in back to back years for the first time in its 123-year football history. This was the first time since 1935 that Vandy won five SEC games in a year and the first time in 30 years that they won at home against Tennessee. Vanderbilt finished the year with the longest current SEC winning streak. For the first time since 1948, Vanderbilt finished the season with a top 25 ranking.

2017 TaxSlayer Bowl

The 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game played on December 31, 2017, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The 73rd edition of the Gator Bowl featured the Louisville Cardinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Mississippi State Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. It was one of the 2017–18 bowl games that concluded the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The game's naming rights sponsor was tax preparation software company TaxSlayer, and for sponsorship reasons was officially known as the TaxSlayer Bowl.

2018 Auburn Tigers football team

The 2018 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by sixth-year head coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers finished the season 8–5, 3–5 in SEC play to finish 5th in the West Division. They were invited to the Music City Bowl, where they defeated Purdue.

2018 Florida Gators football team

The 2018 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Gators played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Florida played as a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by first-year head coach Dan Mullen. They finished the season 10–3, 5–3 in conference play, finishing tied at second place in the SEC Eastern Division. The Gators were invited to the Peach Bowl where they earned their first victory against Michigan by a score of 41–15.

2018 Kentucky Wildcats football team

The 2018 Kentucky Wildcats football team represents the University of Kentucky in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats play their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They are led by sixth-year head coach Mark Stoops.

Cătălin Botezatu

Cătălin Adrian Botezatu (Romanian pronunciation: [kətəˈlin boteˈzatu]; born 3 December 1966) is a Romanian model, fashion designer, media personality and businessperson.

Botezatu attended a fashion house in Bucharest, and in 1985 he qualified as a model for presentations abroad. After only a few months, he was awarded the title “European Male Model of the Year”. Later, he attended the European Institute of Fashion in Milan, where he had the late fashion designer Gianni Versace as a teacher. Later Botezatu became director of the Fashion House style “Europe” in Bucharest. He eventually founded his own fashion house, “Delphi”.Since the early 2010s, Botezatu has hosted several reality television programs on Antena 1, such as Next Top Model, Burlacul and Burlăciţa.

Florida Fire Frogs

The Florida Fire Frogs are a minor league baseball team that plays as a member of the Florida State League in Kissimmee, Florida, part of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. Founded in 2017, the team is the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. They play their home games at Osceola County Stadium. The team's name was announced on October 26, 2016, at the conclusion of a name the team contest. The finalists from which the team's name was selected were: Florida Dragonflies, Florida Fire Frogs, Florida Mud Kickers, Florida Rodeo Clowns, Florida Sorcerers, and Florida Toucans.The team is the relocation of the Brevard County Manatees.

JoJo Fletcher

Joelle Hannah Fletcher (born November 1, 1990) is a real estate developer and American television personality, who is best known for her role as a contestant on the twentieth season of ABC's The Bachelor and as the lead on the twelfth season of The Bachelorette.

List of ESPN personalities

Present television personalities on the ESPN network.

List of Peach Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Peach Bowl throughout the years.

From 2006 to 2013, for sponsorship reasons, the game was known as the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

List of Texas Bowl broadcasters

The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Texas Bowl throughout the years. In 2011 and 2012, the game was called the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

List of Vanderbilt Commodores starting quarterbacks

This is a list of every Vanderbilt Commodores football team quarterback and the years they participated on the Vanderbilt Commodores football team. Vanderbilt quarterbacks have led Vanderbilt to 583 wins, 7 bowl games, and 4 bowl victories. Clyde Berryman selected Vanderbilt for two National Championships.

Five Vanderbilt quarterbacks have been taken in the National Football League draft since 1936. Including the NFL, Vanderbilt quarterbacks have also played professionally in the Arena Football League and United States Football League. 7 Vanderbilt quarterbacks went on to be head coaches in Division I-A or professional football. 2 Vanderbilt quarterbacks are members of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Vanderbilt quarterbacks have played prominent roles in American society off the gridiron as well. Irby Curry, the starting quarterback for the "point-a-minute" 1915 Vanderbilt Commodores football team, served in World War I after graduating in 1916, dying in aerial combat in France. Rand Dixon was a decorated World War II veteran.

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is a post-season college football all-star game for NFL draft-eligible college players, held annually in January. The event was founded in 2012 by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). Players predominantly, but not exclusively, are from teams within the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

The first six editions of the game were played in Carson, California, at the venue then known as Home Depot Center and StubHub Center. Starting with the 2018 edition, the game is held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

SEC Network

The SEC Network is an American sports network that is owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (which operates the network, through its 80% controlling ownership interest) and the Hearst Communications (which holds the remaining 20% interest). The channel is dedicated to coverage of collegiate sports sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) including live and recorded event telecasts, news, analysis programs, and other content focusing on the conference's member schools. The network is estimated to have 70 million subscribers, more that any other dedicated sports network. The network's coverage serves as the successor to an eponymous syndication package (later renamed SEC TV), which was produced by its syndication arm ESPN Regional Television. SEC Network is operated out of ESPN facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, shared with ESPN Events and formerly ESPNU. While Charlotte is not an SEC market itself, it is in close proximity to universities that are members of the conference and shares a television market with the northern part of South Carolina, which is part of the South Carolina Gamecocks' television market.

The Bachelorette (season 12)

The twelfth season of The Bachelorette, an American reality competition television series premiered on ABC on May 23, 2016, and concluded on August 1, 2016. The show featured Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher, a real estate developer from Dallas, Texas and former runner-up on the 20th season of The Bachelor, in the title role where she is courted by 26 men. Former pro quarterback Jordan Rodgers won the competition.

Vanderbilt Commodores football statistical leaders

The Vanderbilt Commodores football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Vanderbilt Commodores football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, Single season and career leaders. The Commodores represent Vanderbilt University in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference.

Although Vanderbilt began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1946. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1950, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Commodores have played in five bowl games since them.

The 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons, all played under head coach James Franklin, are the three-highest scoring Commodore seasons of the modern era, and three of the four seasons with the most offensive yards.The statistics below are updated through the end of the 2017 season.

U.S. seasons
Bachelors
Contestants
The Bachelorette
Other spin-offs
International
versions

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.