Henry Jordan

Henry Jordan

About Henry Jordan

Henry Wendell Jordan (January 26, 1935 - February 21, 1977) was an American football defensive tackle who played for two teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns, during his thirteen-year National Football League career. He played in the NFL from 1957 to 1969. Jordan attended Warwick High School in Newport News, Virginia. He played college football at the University of Virginia, where he was the captain of the football team as a senior. He was also a runner-up in the 1957 NCAA wrestling championships. He was a member of the Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity at UVA. Jordan was drafted in the fifth round of the 1957 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, who traded him two years later to the Green Bay Packers for a fourth round draft choice. At Green Bay, Jordan was elected to four Pro Bowls (1960, 1961 1963 and 1966), and he was the Pro Bowl MVP in 1961.

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