Dolphins top pick Dion Jordan, who defeated Andrew Luck twice in college, says he doesn’t plan on losing to the Colts star Sunday either.http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/11/3 ... iliar.html
Dion Jordan and Andrew Luck share a history that dates back to 2010.
And while some of the details have grown fuzzy with time, Jordan, the Miami Dolphins rookie pass rusher, gets the important parts right.
“Yeah, me and Luck know each other pretty well,” Jordan said this week. “I never lost to Andrew Luck. I don’t plan on it.”
Jordan’s bold words will be put to the test this Sunday, when his Dolphins tangle with Luck’s Colts in a matchup of 1-0 teams.
Luck, the outstanding young quarterback, was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft. Jordan went third overall a year later. But when their college teams met on the field, it was Jordan who ended up on top.
Jordan went to Oregon, which blew out Luck’s Stanford Cardinal in each of the two times the Ducks faced Luck as a starter.
“I try forget most of my matchups against Oregon, so thanks for bringing those up,” Luck deadpanned Wednesday, when asked about the one-sided rivalry. “I just remember [he’s] fast, athletic, eats up space and physical. A lot of respect for him as a player.”
Jordan claims he got Luck, famously elusive, to the ground “two or three” times during the two meetings.
The box score, however, tells a different story. Jordan didn’t have a tackle in Oregon’s 2010 victory, and was credited with half a sack the year later.
“You could tell the difference between him and a lot of other quarterbacks,” Jordan said. “He controlled the things that went on, as far as the offense. He made big plays. You were able to tell he had a bright future ahead of him.”
Jordan, meanwhile, was finishing up his career at Oregon by deviling defenses with his versatility. A standup outside linebacker in college, the 6-6, 248-pound Jordan had 12.5 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss his last two season.