About Jordan Whitehead
Jordan Whitehead is a Superbowl Champion, 5 year veteran starting safety formerly for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jordan is now with the New York Jets.
Jordan grew up near his alma matter, The University of Pittsburgh, in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where he was a two way athlete for Central Valley High School. After being a 4 year starter and leading his school to a WPIAL Class AAA Championship win and a PIAA State Title appearance, Jordan chose to stay close to home and attend the University of Pittsburgh.
A communications major, Jordan had a very successful college career, as he earned the ACC's Rookie of the Year and Defensive Rookie of the Year as a Freshman, while becoming a consensus Freshman All-American. He continued to show his prowess as an impact player as he was a 2nd team All-ACC selection his Sophomore season and an Honorable Mention All-ACC his Junior season.
Overall, throughout his 3 years at Pitt (2015-2017), Jordan started 30 of a possible 31 games, in which he racked up 234 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 12 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and a half a sack, while also seeing time on offense where his versatility was put on display, registering 43 rush attempts for 362 yards (8.4 ypc) and 3 touchdowns. Jordan's exceptional resume in Pitt led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to draft him at pick #117 in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Since his time in the league, Jordan has improved year in and year out. As a rookie, Jordan tallied 76 combined tackles with 4 pass breakups and a PFF grade of 64.6, all the way to his 4th and final season as a member of the Bucs where he totaled 73 combined tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and a PFF grade of 74.9, his career best. In his first season with the Jets, Jordan tallied a career high 89 combined tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions and 8 passes defended. After a successful season, Jordan is looking to build and continue to grow as a leader of this team.