Jordan reps SLU on Stats Perform FCS PreSeason team
HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana junior defensive back Ferlando Jordan added to his preseason accolades on Wednesday, when he was named to the 2020 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team.
Jordan, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, was a first team selection. One of the leaders of the Lion defense, Jordan has previously earned preseason All-America honors from HERO Sports and was also a first team preseason All-Southland Conference selection.
Jordan is coming off a 2019 campaign that saw him earn third team All-America honors from HERO Sports, Stats Perform and the Associated Press.
A first team All-Southland Conference and second team All-Louisiana selection as a sophomore, Jordan tied a conference and program single-season school record with three interceptions returned for touchdowns.
His 97-yard return for a score at Houston Baptist was one of the longest in school history, while he had 65-yard pick sixes in wins over Stephen F. Austin and No. 6 Jacksonville State. Jordan was also named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording two interceptions in a 34-0 win at then-No. 6 Central Arkansas.
The Southland Conference was well-represented with nine selections. Jordan was joined on the first team by Nicholls senior offensive lineman P.J. Burkhalter, Sam Houston State senior defensive lineman Trace Mascorro and SHSU senior punter Matt McRobert.
Central Arkansas placed a pair on the second team in junior wide receiver Lujuan Winningham and senior defensive back Robert Rochell. The Nicholls duo of junior running back Julien Gums and senior wide receiver Dai’Jean Dixon were both third-team picks, along with senior offensive lineman Colby Thomas of Sam Houston State.
The four Southland schools represented on the preseason All-America squad also were ranked in last week’s Stats Performer Top 25. No. 21 SLU was joined in the poll by UCA (No. 11), Nicholls (No. 14) and Sam Houston State (No. 22).
All 13 FCS conferences have postponed league play to the spring. Southeastern will participate in a conference-only schedule during what projects to be the most exciting spring in SLU Athletics history