Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line in his fifth NFL season, recording 61 tackles (40 solo), 10 sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries and was selected to his second career Pro Bowl. His 10 sacks tied for 15th in the NFL. It marked the second time in his career that he’s posted at least 10 takedowns, making him just the ninth Saint with multiple double-digit sack seasons. Jordan also tied for ninth in the league in defensive fumble recoveries. An explosive and physical defensive end, 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 80 games with 79 starts, posting career totals of 327 stops (188 solo), 39 quarterback takedowns, 25 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.
NFL CAREER – Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line in his fifth NFL season, recording 61 tackles (40 solo), 10 sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries and was selected to his second career Pro Bowl. His 10 sacks tied for 15th in the NFL. It marked the second time in his career that he’s posted at least 10 takedowns, making him just the ninth Saint with multiple double-digit sack seasons. Jordan also tied for ninth in the league in defensive fumble recoveries. An explosive and physical defensive end, 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 80 games with 79 starts, posting career totals of 327 stops (188 solo), 39 quarterback takedowns, 25 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed by Saints to a five-year contract extension, 6/2/15; Signed by Saints, 8/2/11; Selected by New Orleans in the first round (24th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2015: Pro Bowl; 2013: Pro Bowl.
2015 – Started all 16 games and posted 61 tackles (39 solo), 10 sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Voted to be a defensive team captain by his teammates and was selected to his second career Pro Bowl. Sack total tied for 15th in the NFL and tied for ninth in defensive fumble recoveries, while the season marked his second double-digit sack performance, making him just the ninth Saint to post multiple double-digit takedown campaigns…Posted three solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20…Had best game of season vs. Atlanta, Oct. 15, recording a career-high-tying three sacks, seven tackles (six solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Made 70th career start at Indianapolis, Oct. 25, posting three tackles (two solo), two sacks and three passes defensed. Finished October with five sacks, the most he ever recorded in a single month…At Houston, Nov. 29, registered three solo tackles, a sack and a pass defensed…Vs. Carolina, Dec. 6, finished with season-high 10 tackles (four solo) and a sack for a nine-yard loss…Posted three tackles (two solo) and one sack vs. Detroit, Dec. 21…In season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, recorded four tackles (two solo), a sack of QB Matt Ryan and a blocked field goal. His 7.5 career sacks of Ryan are more than he’s totaled against any other QB. Became ninth Saint to have multiple double-digit sack seasons. 2014 – Started 16 games…Tallied 65 tackles (38 solo), 7.5 sacks for a loss of 49 yards, one interception, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Made 50th career start and earned first sack of season for a seven-yard loss in the fourth quarter and posted three tackles (two solo) vs. Minnesota, Sept. 21…Recorded four stops (three solo) and two sacks vs. Green Bay, Oct. 26...Totaled five tackles (four solo) and a sack for a nine-yard loss at Carolina, Oct. 30…Led line with five stops (three solo), a fumble recovery and a sack of QB Colin Kaepernick for a loss of nine yards, his third consecutive game with at least one sack, four total in the span, vs. San Francisco, Nov. 9…Led line with seven tackles (two solo) while contributing his first-career interception off a pass he tipped to himself and the team’s only sack while adding a career-high four passes defensed at Pittsburgh, Nov. 30. Posted first pick by a Saints defensive lineman since Will Smith at Dallas on Nov. 25, 2010…Led the defensive line with five tackles (two solo) vs. Carolina, Dec. 7…Tallied six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28. 2013 – Started all 16 regular season games and both playoff contests. In the regular season, recorded 66 tackles (32 solo), a career-high 12.5 sacks for a loss of 101.5 yards, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Tallied three multi-sack games. Quarterback takedown total ranked fifth in NFL and defensive fumble recovery total tied for sixth. Selected to first career Pro Bowl. In two playoff contests, recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and 2.5 sacks…Finished with six tackles (three solo) and a sack that caused a fumble at Tampa Bay, Sept. 15…Recorded seven tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Arizona, Sept. 22…Posted at least a sack in third consecutive contest vs. Miami, Sept. 30…Recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery at Chicago, Oct. 6…Notched a sack for second consecutive contest, along with four stops (one solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27…Sacked Kaepernick vs. San Francisco, Nov. 17…Had season-high 2.5 sacks at Atlanta, Nov. 21…Recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Carolina, Dec. 8…Tied for team lead with six tackles (two solo) while adding a takedown of Newton to increase his career-high total to 12.5 at Carolina, Dec. 22…Recorded four tackles and a postseason career-high 1.5 sacks in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Philadelphia, 1/4/14…Sacked QB 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 with 76 tackles (52 solo) to lead defensive line in stops, a club-best eight sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Also led club in forced fumbles and tied for team lead in fumble recoveries, tied for the 15th-highest total in the NFL. Opened 15 contests at left end and started at defensive tackle at Denver, Oct. 28…Notched five sacks in four-game stretch between Oct. 7-Nov. 5, where the Saints posted a 3-1 mark…Posted a career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) in the season opener vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Notched one sack of Newton, adding four tackles at Carolina, Sept. 16…Had one sack for a seven-yard loss vs. San Diego, Oct. 7…Stopped 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 score at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21…Recorded first career multi-sack game, tallying three takedowns of QB Michael Vick, six tackles and a forced fumble vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Sacked 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 rookie, 13 at left end and two at right end…Recorded 59 tackles (27 solo) with a sack, six passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Appeared in both postseason contests, starting one and recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and one pass defensed…Made NFL-debut in the league season opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8, starting at right end and finished with four tackles (three solo)…After opening the first two games at right end, moved to left end where he played for remainder of 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 career, vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23. Picked up first quarter fumble by RB Delone Carter that was recovered at the New Orleans 48-yard line and eventually led to a Saints TD 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 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 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 for loss…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.…Spokesman for the Saints Kids Club…Born July 10, 1989.
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