PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers with the team’s first of two sixth-round selections (191st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers with the team’s first of two sixth-round selections (191st overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE: Started 30-of-50 contests…finished with 256 tackles (164 solo) that included two sacks for minus-11 yards, 22.0 TFLs for 75 yards, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks…also advanced a blocked punt nine yards…deflected two passes and intercepted two others…also gained 12 yards on a reception…majored in general studies. 2013: Earned All-Pac 12 Conference second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report and received honorable mention from the league’s coaches…the Butkus Award Watch List member and 2014 Senior Bowl invitee was also named co-MVP after his performance vs. Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl…started all 13 games…finished second on the team with a career-high 93 tackles (54 solo) that included 5.5 TFLs…caused three fumbles and intercepted two passes for 46 yards…presented with the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year (defense) at the team’s annual banquet. 2012: Started nine of the 13 games he appeared in, ranking fourth on the team with 71 tackles (52 solo), adding two sacks for minus-11 yards and eight TFLs…also caused two fumbles and recovered another. 2011: Spent the bulk of the season at strong side outside linebacker before starting four late season games at middle linebacker…recorded 60 tackles (38 solo), ranking third on the team, with six TFLs…broke up one pass and intercepted another. 2010: Appeared in 11 games, moving late in the season to middle linebacker, as he combined for four starts…the Defensive tri-winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year, he was also named to the Freshman All-Pac 10 team, as he totaled 32 tackles (20 solo) with three TFLs.
PERSONAL: Attended Thomas Edison High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.), playing football for head coach Dave White...lettered four times on the gridiron…a four-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, the EA Sports All-American second-team selection was rated the fourth-best inside linebacker and ranked as the 205th national overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…Scout.com placed him ninth among the nation’s elite middle linebackers and Super Prep rated him the 38th-best player in the West…the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 pick was named as an honorable mention for the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West team…during his final season, the defender registered 164 tackles with 3.5 sacks and ten more stops behind the line of scrimmage…his performance got him selected as the GoldenStatePreps.com SoCal Defensive Player of the Year, adding MaxPreps All-California first-team honors…chosen the Orange County Register Defensive Player of the Year and CIF-SS Pac-5 Division Defensive Player of the Year following his senior year…the two-time Defensive MVP of the Sunset League also lettered two seasons in basketball and one year in wrestling…son of Nanette and Rick Zumwalt…father played football at Arizona State (1986-87)...mother was a three-sport athlete in high school...Full name: Jordan Dean Zumwalt.
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