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84. Lee Roy Jordan

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Lee Roy Jordan
Before the Dallas Cowboys truly became “America’s Team”, they had to establish themselves as a true force in the National Football League.  A big part of that emergence was their defense, of which Linebacker; Lee Roy Jordan played a key role.


Lee Roy Jordan was an elite Linebacker who was a tackling machine.  Playing his entire fourteen year career with the Cowboys, Jordan was a hard hitting defender who always seemed to know how to strip opponents of the ball.  For a Linebacker, he had many interceptions and had multiple fumble recoveries in his career.  He was a serious contender for the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1973 and was able to reach the Pro Bowl five times.

Jordan was a Hall of Fame finalist in 1988, but that was as close as he ever got.  He is only eligible as a senior candidate at this point, but it does appear that the Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor recipient will not make the leap to Canton.




The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Excel, Alabama, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:
1982

Position:
Middle Linebacker

Played for:
Dallas Cowboys

College:
Alabama

Drafted:
1st Round, 6th Overall in 1963

Major Accolades and Awards:
Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1967, 1968, 1969, 1973 & 1974)
First Team All Pro Selection (1) (1969)
Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (1973)
Super Bowl Rings (1) (Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl VI)

Other Points of Note:
Top Ten Finishes: Interceptions (2) (1973 & 1975)

Notable All Time Rankings:
None

Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame:
Finalist: 1988



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