HIGH SCHOOL - He earned first-team All-Region honors from the Desert News as a senior (second-team as a junior); he was first-team All-District performer as both a junior and senior. As a senior, he played defensive end and was in on 59 tackles (43 solo), 13 of which were behind the line of scrimmage with 6 1/2 quarterback sacks; he added nine quarterback hurries, forced one fumble and recovered another. He started on offense as well, playing left tackle, allowing only two quarterback sacks and flagged for just two penalties (no holding calls). His junior year at inside linebacker, he racked up 77 tackles (57 solo), with 11 for losses (two-and-a-half sacks), along with two forced fumbles, a pass broken up, two hurries and an interception. Top games as a senior included three with eight tackles, all with six solo. He had his two top tackle efforts his junior year, with 13 (10 solo) against Kearns in a 61-29 win and 11 (seven solo) versus Layton, a 56-14 verdict; another top game came in a 41-14 win over Brighton, he had seven total stops, four for losses with a sack and a forced fumble. His family moved to Sandy, a southern suburb of Salt Lake City, from the Phoenix area after his sophomore year in high school; as a sophomore at North Canyon High School, he earned first-team All-Section honors and was the area sophomore defensive player of the year. He was in on 35 tackles (30 solo), with 15 for losses including seven-and-a-half sacks playing defensive end; he also recovered three fumbles. His top game at North Canyon came in a 17-11 win over Desert Mountain (six tackles, four for losses including three sacks). Under coach Eric Kjar, Jordan was 7-6 his senior year, reaching the 5A semifinals in its bid to defend its state crown after a 1-3 start; JHS was 12-1-1 his junior season, claiming the state and Region 3 titles. North Canyon, under coach Conrad Hamilton, was 6-5 his sophomore year. He has also lettered three times in track and plans on a fourth this spring; he was the Utah state champion in the discus as a junior (career-best throw of 168-2), and as a sophomore at North Canyon, he set the school record (152-4). He owns career bests of 53-0 in the shot put and 179-2 in the javelin.
ACADEMICS - He is undecided on his major at Colorado, but is interested in Business or something to do with law enforcement. He owns a 3.9 grade point average in high school.
PERSONAL - He was born May 2, 1996 in Prescott, Ariz. His hobbies include watching movies, playing basketball, hiking and anything to do with the outdoors. An uncle (Michal Franz) played football at Northern Arizona. As a high school freshman and sophomore in Arizona, he was heavily involved in student government and did a good amount of community service, working with charities such as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and an Autism Walk.
(Last name is pronounced shave-er.)