December 14, 2006
More with Cameron Jordan
No other defensive position has been talked about by Cal recruiting fans more than the defensive end position, with the Bears scouring the country for prospects in the 2007 class. One of the best still on the board is Chandler (Ariz.) high school defensive end Cameron Jordan, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound defensive end who is ranked as one of Arizona's top 10 prep football players.
As a football prospect with a father who spent 13-years in the National Football League after a brilliant Ivy League career, expectations of a promising career on the gridiron are going to be set in motion. So goes the beat for Jordan, whose father Steve spent over a decade catching passes for the Minnesota Vikings while going to six consecutive Pro Bowls.
As a three-year tight end for the Brown football team, Steve was a two-time first team All-Ivy selection and honorable mention All-American his junior year. His 1,330 career receiving yards ranked third in the Brown record book upon graduation, while his 17.97 yards per reception are still third in Brown football history. He also set single-season Brown records for receiving yards in one game (188 verses Penn in 1981), and the receiving record for yards in a season (693 in 1981). With the Vikings, Steve was named to the Pro Bowl each year from 1987 to 1992. In 2002, he was recognized as a member of the Vikings' 40th Anniversary Team.
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