Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line during his fourth season with the Saints recording 65 tackles (38 solo), 7.5 sacks, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. 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 64 games with 63 starts, posting career totals of 266 stops (149 solo), 29 quarterback takedowns, 18 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
NFL CAREER – Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line during his fourth season with the Saints recording 65 tackles (38 solo), 7.5 sacks, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble. 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 64 games with 63 starts, posting career totals of 266 stops (149 solo), 29 quarterback takedowns, 18 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and six 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.
2014 – Started 16 games…Tallied 65 tackles (38 solo), 7.5 sacks for a loss of 49 yards, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble…Made his 50th career start and earned his first sack of season for a loss of seven yards in the fourth quarter while posting 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 loss of nine yards at Carolina, Oct. 30. Now he has six sacks against Carolina, more than against any other opponent…Led the defensive line with five stops (three solo), a fumble recovery and a sack of 49ers 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 the defensive 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 contributing a career-high four passes defensed at Pittsburgh, Nov. 30. Posted first pick by a Saints DL since Will Smith at Dallas on Nov. 25, 2010…Started 60th career game and led the defensive line with five tackles (two solo) vs. Carolina, Dec. 7…Tallied six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks for a season-ending total of 7.5 at Tampa Bay, Dec. 28. 2013 – Started all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. In 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 postseason contests, recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and 2.5 sacks…Finished with six tackles (three solo) and one sack of that caused a fumble at Tampa Bay, Sept. 15…Recorded seven tackles (three solo) and two sacks vs. Arizona, Sept. 22…Posted at least one sack in his third consecutive contest vs. Miami, Sept. 30…Recorded four tackles and one fumble recovery at Chicago, Oct. 6…Notched a sack for the second consecutive contest, along with four stops (one solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Buffalo, Oct. 27…Sacked 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 team lead with six tackles (two solo) while adding one 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 the 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 contests at left end and started at 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 mark…Posted a career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) in season opener vs. Washington, Sept. 9…Notched a sack of Newton, adding four tackles at Carolina, Sept. 16…Had a 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 multi-sack game of his career, tallying three takedowns of QB Michael Vick, six tackles and one forced fumble vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 5…Sacked QB 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 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 defense…Made his 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 his 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 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 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.…Spokesman for the Saints Kids Club…Born July 10, 1989.
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan challenged NFL Media's Crystina Poncher to the NFL Experience. They ran the 40-yard dash, threw passes and kicked field goals for the competition. NFL superstar versus NFL Media ... who will win?
New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan talks about the Copeland's Saints Kids Club Camp.
Cameron Jordan speaks with reporters on Friday, November 21, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo. (New Orleans Saints video)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick fumbles the ball late in the second quarter and New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan recovers for the Saints.