Jordan Hoover
Born: (1993-03-22) March 22, 1993 (age 29)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive back
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
UniversityWaterloo
High schoolSt. Basil Secondary
CFL draft2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 31
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
20172021Edmonton Eskimos / Elks
Career stats

Jordan Hoover (born March 22, 1993) is a professional Canadian football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career

Hoover played U Sports football for the Waterloo Warriors from 2013 to 2016, leading the country in interceptions in 2015 with five.

Professional career

Hoover was drafted in the fourth round, 31st overall, of the 2017 CFL Draft by the Edmonton Eskimos and signed with the team on May 25, 2017.[1][2] He made the team following training camp and played in his first professional game on June 24, 2017, against the BC Lions where he had one special teams tackle.[3] In his rookie year, he played in 17 regular season games and had one defensive tackle and eight special teams tackles.[3] He made his post-season debut in 2017 where he played in both playoff games and recorded one special teams tackle.[3]

To begin his sophomore season in 2018, Hoover earned his first professional start in the team's opening game on June 14, 2018, against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he had two defensive tackles.[3][4] He played in all 18 regular season games, starting in three, where he had 11 defensive tackles and nine special teams tackles.[4] In 2019, he became a regular starter on defense, starting in 15 out of 18 games played and had a career-high 53 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.[4] He played in both playoff games in 2019 where he had ten total defensive tackles, including a team-leading seven tackles in the East Semi-Final victory over the Montreal Alouettes.[4][5]

Hoover did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season and signed a one-year contract extension with Edmonton on February 4, 2021.[6] With the newly-named Edmonton Elks in 2021, he played in 13 regular season games and had 46 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, and one interception.[3] On the day before 2022 training camp, Hoover was released on May 14, 2022.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Jordan Hoover drafted by Eskimos in fourth round - University of Waterloo". Waterloo Warriors. May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Esks Sign Six From 2017 Draft Class". Edmonton Elks. May 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jordan Hoover". Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d "2021 CFL Guide & Record Book" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  5. ^ "Edmonton Eskimos vs Montreal Alouettes". Canadian Football League. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  6. ^ "EE Football Team extends Jordan Hoover and Alexandre Dupuis". Edmonton Elks. February 4, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  7. ^ "Transactions | Elks make moves prior to main camp". Edmonton Elks. May 14, 2022.