Players

Jordan Poyer
DB #33
Height:
6-0
Weight:
191
Age:
24
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Dallas, Ore.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 42 35 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 CLE 16 0 21 15 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 CLE 9 0 18 18 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 PHI 3 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Philadelphia Eagles as second of three seventh-round choices (218th overall) in 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013…Signed first contract, May 10, 2013…Waived by Eagles, Oct. 19, 2013…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Oct. 21, 2013.

At a Glance:

  • Joined the Browns as a waiver-wire acquisition midway through his rookie season.
  • Was a consensus All-America cornerback at Oregon State.
  • One of Oregon’s most decorated prep athletes, won Player of the Year honors in three sports, including both offensive and defensive accolades as a senior.
  • Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 42nd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
  • Enjoys mentoring at-risk youth, inspired by his mom, who works at an Oregon juvenile-detention facility.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in 12 total games, three with Philadelphia and nine with Cleveland…Notched 11 solo tackles with the Browns…Served as Browns primary punt returner over final six contests…Averaged 14.3 yards per punt return…Finished tied for fourth on Browns with six special-teams tackles, despite playing only nine games…(9/9) at Was.: With Eagles, notched two tackles (one solo) and one special-teams tackle in NFL debut…(10/27) at KC: Made Browns debut on special teams…(12/1) vs. Jax.: Returned a punt for 38 yards…(12/8) at NE: Contributed as reserve DB and on special teams…Posted career-high six solo tackles, first as a Brown.

College: Oregon State’s first consensus All-American since John Didion in 1967…Was a 2012 semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player, and collected All-PAC-12 accolades in each of his final two seasons…Primarily a baseball prospect out of high school, drew little football recruiting interest and started just 24 games for the Beavers…Intercepted 13 career passes…Finished tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions as a senior, including three vs. Washington State…Returned interceptions for TDs against BYU in back-to-back seasons…Missed just one game as a college player (knee injury in 2012)…Also returned punts, setting a Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard TD return vs. UCLA in 2011…Played as a true freshman in 2009.

Personal: Given name is Jordan Lynn-Baxter Poyer…Nicknamed J-Po…Born in Dallas, Ore…Grandfather, Lynn Baxter, was a two-sport star at Oregon State (track and basketball) and helped the Beavers advance deep into the NCAA basketball tournament in the early 1960s…Step father, Faalaeo Poyer, played TE at Eastern New Mexico…Mother, Julie, played softball at Oregon State before transferring to Eastern New Mexico, where she transitioned to basketball; she also played volleyball at Chemeketa Community College…High School: Won four significant awards as a senior at Astoria (Ore.) High School…A QB and S, garnered Class 4A State Player of the Year honors on both offense and defense…A pitcher and outfielder in baseball, led his team to two state titles and also claimed the state’s Player of the Year award…Over the winter, voted his conference’s Player of the Year in basketball…In three years of varsity football, accounted for 123 TDs…Guided his baseball team to the 2009 Oregon championship, just before the Florida Marlins selected him in the 42nd round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft…Finished 25-6 as a pitcher…A forward in basketball, also picked up honorable-mention all-state honors, averaging almost 18 points and eight boards…Community Involvement: Enjoys mentoring at-risk youth, inspired by his mom, who works at an Oregon juvenile-detention facility…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys sand volleyball, jet skiing and all water sports…Favorite movie is The Wood…Considers his mom’s spaghetti the best food on the planet…Worked as a veterinary assistant in high school…Resides in Portland, Ore.

Career Transactions: Selected by Philadelphia Eagles as second of three seventh-round choices (218th overall) in 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013…Signed first contract, May 10, 2013…Waived by Eagles, Oct. 19, 2013…Claimed off waivers by Cleveland Browns, Oct. 21, 2013.

At a Glance:

  • Joined the Browns as a waiver-wire acquisition midway through his rookie season.
  • Was a consensus All-America cornerback at Oregon State.
  • One of Oregon’s most decorated prep athletes, won Player of the Year honors in three sports, including both offensive and defensive accolades as a senior.
  • Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 42nd round of the 2009 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
  • Enjoys mentoring at-risk youth, inspired by his mom, who works at an Oregon juvenile-detention facility.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Played in 12 total games, three with Philadelphia and nine with Cleveland…Notched 11 solo tackles with the Browns…Served as Browns primary punt returner over final six contests…Averaged 14.3 yards per punt return…Finished tied for fourth on Browns with six special-teams tackles, despite playing only nine games…(9/9) at Was.: With Eagles, notched two tackles (one solo) and one special-teams tackle in NFL debut…(10/27) at KC: Made Browns debut on special teams…(12/1) vs. Jax.: Returned a punt for 38 yards…(12/8) at NE: Contributed as reserve DB and on special teams…Posted career-high six solo tackles, first as a Brown.

College: Oregon State’s first consensus All-American since John Didion in 1967…Was a 2012 semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player, and collected All-PAC-12 accolades in each of his final two seasons…Primarily a baseball prospect out of high school, drew little football recruiting interest and started just 24 games for the Beavers…Intercepted 13 career passes…Finished tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions as a senior, including three vs. Washington State…Returned interceptions for TDs against BYU in back-to-back seasons…Missed just one game as a college player (knee injury in 2012)…Also returned punts, setting a Reser Stadium record with an 85-yard TD return vs. UCLA in 2011…Played as a true freshman in 2009.

Personal: Given name is Jordan Lynn-Baxter Poyer…Nicknamed J-Po…Born in Dallas, Ore…Grandfather, Lynn Baxter, was a two-sport star at Oregon State (track and basketball) and helped the Beavers advance deep into the NCAA basketball tournament in the early 1960s…Step father, Faalaeo Poyer, played TE at Eastern New Mexico…Mother, Julie, played softball at Oregon State before transferring to Eastern New Mexico, where she transitioned to basketball; she also played volleyball at Chemeketa Community College…High School: Won four significant awards as a senior at Astoria (Ore.) High School…A QB and S, garnered Class 4A State Player of the Year honors on both offense and defense…A pitcher and outfielder in baseball, led his team to two state titles and also claimed the state’s Player of the Year award…Over the winter, voted his conference’s Player of the Year in basketball…In three years of varsity football, accounted for 123 TDs…Guided his baseball team to the 2009 Oregon championship, just before the Florida Marlins selected him in the 42nd round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft…Finished 25-6 as a pitcher…A forward in basketball, also picked up honorable-mention all-state honors, averaging almost 18 points and eight boards…Community Involvement: Enjoys mentoring at-risk youth, inspired by his mom, who works at an Oregon juvenile-detention facility…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys sand volleyball, jet skiing and all water sports…Favorite movie is The Wood…Considers his mom’s spaghetti the best food on the planet…Worked as a veterinary assistant in high school…Resides in Portland, Ore.

 

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