A Closer Look at Cowboys Rookie Jordan Carrell
Jordan Carrell was the final selection for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2017 NFL Draft with the 246th overall pick. Here’s our list of 5 things Cowboys fans might not know about the rookie from Colorado University.
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Welcome to the Big Leagues
He transferred to Colorado University where he would continue to shine. He started 12 of 13 games his junior season and played 82.6% of the defensive plays. At the end of the year he had accumulated 52 tackles (8 for losses), a sack, 11 quarterback hurries, 6 third-down stops, 3 forced fumbles, and had a fumble recovery.
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A Meaningful Season
Jordan’s father passed away in April 2016 and he dedicated his final year with the Buffaloes to his dad. He ended up starting every game that season and totaled 51 tackles, 5.5 sacks (ranked 2nd on the team and tied for 10th in the conference), 13 quarterback hurries, and 5 third-down stops. Those final stats earned him honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors.
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Focused in the Classroom
Jordan had a 3.4 GPA at American River College and continued his hard work in the classroom at Colorado. He earned honorable mention Academic All-Colorado honors his junior year and graduated this past December with a degree in Communication. Now he finds himself hitting the books again as Rookie Minicamp gets underway today at The Star in Frisco.