An explosive and physical defensive end, Cameron Jordan enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 season, starting all 16 games and recording 66 tackles (32 solo), a team-leading and career-high 12 .5 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. An up-and-coming leader with endless energy, the former University of California standout possesses the combination of size, speed and strength to play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Jordan has appeared in 48 games with 47 starts in three seasons, posting career totals of 201 stops (111 solo), 21.5 quarterback takedowns, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
NFL CAREER – An explosive and physical defensive end, Cameron Jordan enjoyed a breakout season in 2013 season, starting all 16 games and recording 66 tackles (32 solo), a team-leading and career-high 12 .5 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as he was selected to his first Pro Bowl. An up-and-coming leader with endless energy, the former University of California standout possesses the combination of size, speed and strength to play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Jordan has appeared in 48 games with 47 starts in three seasons, posting career totals of 201 stops (111 solo), 21.5 quarterback takedowns, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS –Signed by Saints, 8/2/11; Selected by New Orleans in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2013: Pro Bowl.
2012 – Started all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. In regular season, recorded 66 tackles (32 solo), a career-high 12.5 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Sack total ranked fifth in the NFL and defensive fumble recovery total tied for sixth. Selected to his first career Pro Bowl. In the postseason, recorded 11 tackles and 2.5 sacks…Finished with six tackles (three solo) and a sack of Josh Freeman that caused a fumble at Tampa Bay, Sept. 15…Recorded seven tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Arizona, Sept. 22…Posted a sack in the third consecutive contest vs. Miami, Sept. 30…Recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery at Chicago, Oct. 6…Notched a sack for the second consecutive contest, along with four stops (one solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27…Sacked Colin Kaepernick vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17…Had a season-high 2.5 sacks at Atlanta, Nov. 21…Recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Carolina, Dec. 8…Tied for the team lead with six tackles (two solo) while adding a sack to increase his career-high total to 12.5 at Carolina, Dec. 22…Recorded four tackles (three solo) and a postseason career-high 1.5 sacks in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14…Sacked Russell Wilson as part of a seven tackle (four solo) day in NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14. 2012 – Started all 16 games and finished the season with 76 tackles (52 solo) to lead the defensive line in stops, a club-best eight sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Also led team in forced fumbles and tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries, tied for the 15th-highest total in the NFL. Opened 15 games at left end and started at defensive tackle at Denver, Oct. 28…Notched five sacks in a four-game stretch between Oct. 7-Nov. 5, where the Saints posted a 3-1 record…Posted a career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) in opener vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Notched a sack of Cam Newton, adding four tackles at Carolina, Sept. 16…Took down Philip Rivers for a seven-yard loss vs. San Diego, Oct. 7…Stopped Josh Freeman for a four-yard loss and also recorded his first-career forced fumble on a fourth-and-one play at the goal line to stop a potential Buccaneers score at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career, tallying three takedowns of Michael Vick, six tackles and one forced fumble vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Sacked Matt Ryan for a six-yard loss to go with seven tackles at Atlanta, Nov. 29…Sacked Freeman for a seven-yard loss, forcing the fumble and recovering it to directly lead to a New Orleans touchdown in a 41-0 shutout of Tampa Bay, Dec. 16. Also added four tackles (three solo). 2011 – Appeared in all 16 games with 15 starts as a rookie, 13 at left defensive end and two at right defensive end…Recorded 59 tackles (27 solo) with one sack, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Appeared in both postseason contests, starting one and recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass defense…Made his NFL debut in the league season opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8, starting at right defensive end and finished with four tackles (three solo)…After opening the first two games at right end, moved to the left end position where played for the remainder of the season, vs. Houston, Sept. 25, and posted five tackles (two solo)…Finished with eight tackles (two solo) at Tampa Bay, Oct. 16…Recorded five tackles and the first fumble recovery and pass defensed of his career, vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Picked up first quarter fumble by Delone Carter that was recovered at the New Orleans 48-yard line and eventually led to a Saints touchdown and 21-0 lead…Tied season-best and then-career-high with eight stops (one solo) at Atlanta, Nov. 13…Recorded first sack of his NFL career to go with three solo tackles in regular season finale vs. Carolina, 1/1/12…In a return to the Bay area where he played in college, started at left end and led the Saints with eight tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed in NFC Divisional Playoff at San Francisco, 1/14/12.
COLLEGE – Played both left and right defensive end in a 3-4 alignment and appeared in 50 games with 33 starts…Finished college career with 175 tackles (88 solo), 16.5 sacks, 34 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, an interception and five pass deflections over four seasons in Berkley…All-American second-team choice by the NFL Draft Report and an All-Pac-10 Conference first-team selection by league’s coaches as a senior, where as the defensive team captain, he started all 12 games at left end in 3-4 and recorded 62 tackles (33 solo), 5.5 sacks, 12.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, three forced fumbles, one recovered for a touchdown and four passes defensed…Earned All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention and was recipient of team’s Bob Tessier Award as the most improved defensive lineman as a junior when he served as starting right end and recorded 48 tackles (26 solo), ranking second on team with six sacks and 9.5 tackles for losses, also recovering one fumble and defending one pass…As a sophomore, started eight games and played in every contest at right end, posting 47 tackles (26 solo), four sacks, placing second among defenders with 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage…Posted one interception returned three yards, as he forced one fumble and recovered another…Played in all 13 games as a freshman and had 18 tackles (seven solo) with a sack and a fumble recovery returned 13 yards for a touchdown…Legal studies major
PERSONAL – Father Steve, played college football at Brown, then for 13 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, recording career totals of 498 receptions for 6,307 yards and 28 touchdowns…Attended Chandler (Ariz.) HS…Earned All-State honors senior year after registering 85 tackles and 17.5 sacks…Named the Fiesta Region Defensive Player of the Year after breaking Chandler’s career quarterback takedown record in only one season...Also was the state discus champion as a senior…A regular visitor to the pediatric ward of Ochsner Medical Center and to New Orleans area schools as part of the Rotolo’s literacy and Chevron Energy Efficiency Programs and an annual participant in the players turkey giveaway…Participated in Rebuilding Together’s “Kickoff to Rebuild” event prior to Super Bowl XLVII in Algiers, where he assisted in painting the front of rehabilitated houses and served as a celebrity judge for a barbeque competition…In 2013, he and several teammates hosted a toy and bike giveaway with the club and the Marines.…Born July 10, 1989.
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan goes through the team's additions and losses this offseason and also explains how the defense turned it around in 2013 after a poor 2012 season.
New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan talks about his offseason and his first Pro Bowl experience (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan talks about the team's decision to part ways with Jabari Greer, Roman Harper, Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram and DE Cameron Jordan greet fans at NBA Jam Session on Sunday, February 16, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)