|22 Bryson Jordan
Started all 12 games as a freshman linebacker, making his debut in the season-opener against FBS-foe, Middle Tennessee State ... Recorded 53 tackles on the year including at least two in each game - and four-or-more eight times ... Had two tackles for three combined yards in losses ... Ranked inside the top 50 among all Southern Conference defenders in tackles, averaging 4.42 per game ... Was fifth among all SoCon freshmen in tackles ... Recorded a career-high eight tackles against Furman, posting his career-best four solo stops in the home win over Elon ... Recorded two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry ... Named to the SoCon All-Freshman team
... Opened the scoring in WCU's annual Spring Game with a touchdown on a 52-yard fumble recovery ... Added four tackles in the spring-ending scrimmage.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped lead Buford High to the Georgia Class AAA championship, tallying eight tackles in the title game ... Forced and returned a fumble for a touchdown during the playoff run to the championship game ... Selected to the Gwinnett All-Star game at linebacker as a senior ... Also played basketball as a prep where he was mentioned by ESPNHS Georgia All-State Hoops, listed among the top high school players in the state.
Personal: Is the son of Brian and Pam Jordan ... Both parents played collegiate sports at the University of Richmond - his father played college football and baseball and his mother was a women's basketball standout ... Brian was drafted in the first round of the 1988 MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and then the seventh round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills ... Played both professional football (Atlanta Falcons, 1989-91) and professional baseball (St. Cardinals, 1992-98; Atlanta Braves, 1999-01-2005-06; Los Angeles Dodgers, 2002-03; and Texas Rangers, 2004).