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15. Lee Roy Jordan

Lee Roy Jordan would play his entire career in pro football with the Dallas Cowboys, and he came in with high expectations as the sixth overall pick in the 1962 Draft.  Jordan played at Right Linebacker for his first three years, but it was a move to Middle Linebacker in 1966, where the former member of the Crimson Tide came into his own on the pro level.

Jordan was small for an LB (6' 1"), but coaches, teammates and fans alike often spoke of his tenacity and leadership.  Jordan would be a five-time Pro Bowler, and was a First Team All-Pro in 1969.  He played until 1976 and would have 32 Interceptions over his career, and 743 (unofficial) Solo Tackles.

Jordan earned a spot in the Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1989.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 6th Overall of the Amateur Draft 12/3/62.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1976 Season.
  • Games Played: 186
  • Notable Statistics:

    173 Games Started

    32 Interceptions

    472 Interception Return Yards

    3 Interception Return Touchdowns

    18 Fumble Recoveries

    37 Fumble Recovery Yards

    123 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (VI)

    First Team All-Pro (1969)

    Pro Bowl Selection (1967, 1968, 1969, 1973 & 1974)
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