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Ellison Jordan
Ellison  Jordan


Upper Marlboro, Md.

High School:
Gilman School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 295



H.S. Coach:
Biff Poggi

Division of Undergraduate Studies


Penn State-Indiana Postgame Notes

Penn State beats Indiana, 45-14, to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten

2017 Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in seven games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.

Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged first career tackle in the fourth quarter...One of 10 Penn Staters to register their first career tackles in the game. Georgia State (9/16): Made three tackles...Added his first career pass breakup in the second quarter. Indiana (9/30): Tied a career high with two stops. Rutgers (11/11): Had one tackle. Nebraska (11/18): Totaled one stop. at Maryland (11/25): Made one tackle...His lone stop was a combined sack of Max Bortenschlager with Daniel Joseph in the fourth quarter, which was his first collegiate quarterback takedown.

2016 True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.

High School
Was a four-time letterwinner for head coach Biff Poggi at the Gilman School...Served as team captain as a senior...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game...Helped the Greyhounds to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championship...Gilman finished 10-1, ranking No. 1 in Maryland and No. 13 in the USA Today Top 25 in 2015...Garnered 2015 Maryland State Defensive Player of the Year honors...Named as the 2015 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year...Selected as Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Was a MaxPreps Freshman All-America second team selection...Claimed MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team honors...Two-time consensus all-state selection (2015, 2014)...Garnered first-team all-state accolades in 2013...Was a three-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team selection...Earned first-team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...Set the Gilman School record with 52 career sacks...Registered 71 tackles, 17 sacks, 19 TFLs, three forced fumbles and a safety as a senior...Had 60 tackles, including 16 sacks as a junior...Tallied 50 tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble as a sophomore...Set the school record for sacks in a game with 5.5 against Friendship Collegiate as a junior...Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl...Rated as a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Ranked as 10th-best player in Maryland and 30th-best defensive tackle by 247Sports...Ranked 155th among the ESPN300...Rated as the seventh-ranked player in Maryland and 20th-ranked defensive tackle by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in Maryland, the No. 9 defensive tackle overall and No. 71 overall recruit by Scout...Ranked as the No. 11 player in Maryland and the No. 40 defensive tackle by Rivals...Was a member of the track & field team for two years and wrestled for one year...Won the JV championship for the shot put and discus as a freshman...Helped the Greyhounds to the MIAA Championship as a sophomore.

Full name is Ellison Omari Jordan...Son of Deborah and Ronald Jordan...Has one brother, Terrence...Hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, chilling with friends and family and, most importantly, eating...Considering finance and communication as majors...Born April 25, 1997 in Washington, D.C.



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