Kamar Jorden
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Jorden with the Stampeders in 2022
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-17) May 17, 1989 (age 34)
Darby, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Penn Wood High School
College:Hudson Valley Community College , Bowling Green
Position:Wide receiver
Undrafted:2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics
Receptions:248
Receiving yards:3,454
Receiving touchdowns:19
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:95
Receiving yards:1,082
Receiving TDs:26
Rushing TDs:1
Tackles:17
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca · ArenaFan.com

Kamar Isaias Jorden (born May 17, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football at Bowling Green. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He has also played for the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.[1]

College career

Jorden transferred to Bowling Green State University after playing two years at Hudson Valley Community College, where he set school records receptions and yards.[2] In 2010, he earned First-team All-MAC in his first season with the Falcons while leading the MAC with 96 receptions and chipped in with 1,109 receiving yards and four touchdowns (both third-best in school history). Set a career-high 14 catches for 168 yards at Tulsa in Week 3. Had big games against Temple (12 balls for 143 yards), Ohio (8 catches for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns) and Western Michigan (8 catches for 114 yards and a score).

In 2011, he continued his success his senior year earning First-team All-MAC honors again becoming the first BGSU player since Kory Lichtensteiger in 2004 to be a back-to-back 1st Team All-MAC performer. Finished the year with 78 receptions for 1,089 yards and 12 touchdowns which was fourth-best in school history and made him the first Bowling Green receiver with multiple 1000 yard receiving seasons. Set a career-high 203 yards to go along with 12 catches at Kent State. Had 100-yard games versus Western Michigan (4–103), Toledo (7–106), Wyoming (9–101) and Northern Illinois (8–152). Caught touchdowns in nine different games and had at least four catches in 11 contests.[3] Concluding his senior season he ended 8th All-Time on Bowling Green's Receptions leaders list in only two seasons.

Statistics

College statistics
Year GP GS Receiving
Rec Yards Avg TD
Hudson Valley Vikings
2007 10 10 17 242 14.2 1
2008 9 9 54 902 16.7 4
Bowling Green Falcons
2009 Redshirt Redshirt
2010 12 12 96 1,109 11.6 4
2011 12 12 78 1,089 14.0 12
Career 43 43 245 3,342 13.6 21

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft Jorden signed with the Minnesota Vikings on April 29, 2012.[4] However, he was unable to make the final roster after suffering an injury in training camp. He was released by the Vikings on August 27.[5]

Spokane Shock

Jorden opted to play for the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League for their 2013 season (March–July).[6][7] In one season in the AFL he caught 95 passes for 1,082 yards with 26 touchdowns.[8]

Calgary Stampeders

Following the conclusion of the 2013 AFL season, nearing the close of the CFL season, Jorden signed onto the practice roster of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He did not dress in the remaining four games of the regular season and was released from the practice roster at season's end.

Minnesota Vikings (II)

Jorden signed a future/reserve contract with the Minnesota Vikings on January 4, 2014,[9] and a full contract on March 1, 2014.[10] He was released prior to final roster cut down on August 25, 2014.[11][12]

Calgary Stampeders (II)

Similar to a year prior, Jorden once again signed on with the Calgary Stampeders late in the 2014 CFL season.[13] Jorden played in one game during the season, catching one pass for seven yards. In his second season in the league Jorden only played in two games, catching two passes for six yards. He was however a contributor in the Stamps pre-season games.[14] Jorden and the Stamps agreed to a contract extension on January 12, 2016.[15]

The 2016 season would prove to be a breakout year for Jorden as he played in nine games catching 42 passes for 580 yards with three touchdowns. In two post-season contests, Jorden had a total of 10 receptions for 127 yards and a catch for a two-point convert. Set to become a free-agent he was re-signed by the Stamps again in early January 2017.[16] Jorden followed up his breakout 2016 season with a strong 2017 campaign, despite missing eight games with injury: He caught 52 passes for 717 yards with six touchdowns. He had a very strong performance in the playoffs as well, catching 12 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown in two games. However, Jorden's fumble late in the 105th Grey Cup game, returned 109 yards for an Argonaut touchdown, was arguably the turning point in a contest that found the Stampeders once again on the losing side.[17] On December 15, 2017, the Stamps announced they had agreed to a contract extension with Jorden.[18]

On August 25, 2018, Jordan set the Stampeders record for most receiving yards in a single game with 249, surpassing the previous record of 237 by Herm Harrison.[19] Jordan had another exceptional season in 2018 and was second in the league in receiving yards (944) in early September when it was announced he would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.[20] Following the season, the Stamps and Jorden agreed to a two-year contract extension on January 18, 2019; which prevented him from becoming a free agent the following month.[21] However, he did not play during the 2019 regular season due to the nature of his ACL injury and the recovery time.[22] He managed to return to play in the 2019 West Semi-Final playoff game where he recorded two catches for 15 yards in the loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[22] With the 2020 CFL season cancelled, Jorden was scheduled to become a free agent in 2021, but he signed another contract extension with the Stampeders on January 8, 2021.[22]

Through the first six games of the 2021 CFL season Jorden led the league in receptions and receiving yards, before leaving the team's Week 7 game with a hamstring injury.[23][24] Jordan returned to the active roster in Week 12.[25] On January 26, 2022, he signed another contract extension with the Stampeders.[26]

On September 9, 2022, he was placed on the 6-day injured list due to a thigh injury he suffered during a difficult 2022 CFL Season.[27]

Professional Statistics

AFL

Regular season

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing
GP Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Spokane 17 95 1,082 11.4 26 3 0 0.0 1
Career 17 95 1,082 11.4 26 3 0 0.0 1

Playoffs

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing
GP Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2013 Spokane 2 6 75 12.5 2
Career 2 6 75 12.5 2

CFL

Regular season

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing
GP GS Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2014 CGY 1 0 1 7 7.0 0
2015 CGY 2 1 2 6 3.0 0
2016 CGY 9 0 42 580 13.8 3 1 6 6.0 0
2017 CGY 10 10 52 717 13.7 6 1 1 1.0 1
2018 CGY 10 10 55 944 17.1 6
2019 CGY Did Not Play (injury—knee)
2020 CGY Season cancelled
2021 CGY 11 11 53 767 14.4 4
2022 CGY 12 12 43 433 10.0 0
Career 55 44 248 3,454 13.9 19 2 7 3.5 1

Coaching

In 2023, Jorden was an assistant coach for Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA[28]


References

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  2. ^ "Kamar Jorden - Football".
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  4. ^ "Mayock sleeper Nielsen among Vikings' rookie free agents". 30 April 2012. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
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  6. ^ Staff, SWX Right Now. "Shock Make Final Roster Cuts". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
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  8. ^ "Kamar Jorden | ArenaFan.com". www.arenafan.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  9. ^ "Jorden and Samuda Signed To Future/Reserve Contracts". The Viking Age. 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  10. ^ "Vikings sign free agents Kamar Jorden, Josh Samuda". 2 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Report: Mistral Raymond, Derek Cox Among First Vikings Cuts". The Viking Age. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  12. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves". Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  13. ^ "Calgary Stampeders want to have a look at WR Kamar Jorden". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  14. ^ "Calgary Stampeders win final pre-season tune-up". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  15. ^ "Calgary Stampeders re-sign receiver Kamar Jorden". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  16. ^ "Stampes sign international receiver Jorden – Article – TSN". TSN. 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  17. ^ "No lingering hostility towards Stampeders' Kamar Jorden over costly Grey Cup fumble". Calgary Sun. 2017-11-29. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  18. ^ "Stampeders re-sign receiver Jorden – Article – TSN". TSN. 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  19. ^ "Calgary's Kamar Jorden sets team record with 249 receiving yards in Stamps' win over Blue Bombers | The Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  20. ^ "Stamps' Kamar Jorden to miss remainder of 2018 season - CFL.ca". CFL.ca. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  21. ^ "Stamps re-sign receiver Jorden to two-year deal - TSN.ca". TSN. The Canadian Press. 2019-01-18. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  22. ^ a b c "Stampeders keep receiver Kamar Jorden in Red and White". Canadian Football League. January 8, 2021.
  23. ^ Valji, Salim (2021-09-15). "After career-threatening injury, Stampeders' Kamar Jorden regains status as elite CFL receiver - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2021-09-16.
  24. ^ TSN ca Staff (2021-09-17). "Kamar Jorden injury Calgary Stampeders - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
  25. ^ TSN ca Staff (2021-10-22). "Kamar Jorden Jake Maier return Calgary Stampeders - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2021-10-22.
  26. ^ "Kamar Jorden signs extension with Stamps". CFL.ca. 2022-01-26. Retrieved 2023-06-18.
  27. ^ 3Down Staff (2022-09-09). "Stampeders place all-star receiver Kamar Jorden on six-game injured list". 3DownNation. Retrieved 2023-06-18.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  28. ^ David Mika (2023-08-11). "2023 Team Preview: Unionville Longhorns". easternpafootball.com. Retrieved 2024-01-15.