Randy Jordan, a nine-year NFL running back, is in his third season as the running backs coach at Texas A&M.
"Randy has tremendous passion and enthusiasm for coaching football and developing relationships with players," head coach Mike Sherman said upon hiring Jordan. "In our conversations, he has demonstrated to me that he can relate well to our players and he is a terrific recruiter. He has experience recruiting the state of Texas."
Jordan, 37, comes to Aggieland from Lincoln where he served as the running backs coach for the Cornhuskers since 2004. He tutored the I-backs that played a large role in both rushing and catching the football out of the backfield. This past season he mentored a back who rushed for over 1,000 yards and led the team in receptions.
Jordan's first coaching experience came with the Oakland Raiders as a special teams assistant in 2003.
Jordan played nine years in the NFL as a running back, playing in 122 career games from 1993 through 2002. He began his career with the Los Angeles Raiders before joining the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995 and playing three seasons. Jordan holds the distinction of scoring the very first touchdown for the Jacksonville club, a 71-yard reception against Cincinnati in 1995. After the 1997 season, Jordan rejoined the Raiders' organization where he played five more seasons.
In 1998, Jordan rushed for 159 yards for the Raiders. He had a career-high 213 yards rushing and three touchdowns in helping the Raiders reach the AFC Championship Game in 2000. He also caught 27 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown that same season. He finished his career with 574 yards rushing and seven touchdowns, while making 58 catches for 596 yards and two touchdowns.
Jordan was also a standout special teams player. He was the special teams captain for the 2002 Oakland Raider squad that reached Super Bowl XXXVII. He finished his career with 801 yards on 38 career kick returns, including a season best of 553 yards on 26 returns for Jacksonville in 1996. Jordan recorded 64 career tackles on special teams, including a career-best 14 in 1999. He was the recipient of the NFL Unsung Hero Award and the Ed Block Courage Award in 2001.
Jordan played for the University of North Carolina and head coach Mack Brown from 1989 to 1992. He earned three letters for the Tar Heels rushing for 1,134 yards and nine touchdowns in his career, including 618 yards and seven touchdowns in 1991.
Jordan earned his degree in speech communication from North Carolina in 1993. He was born in Manson, North Carolina. Jordan is married and his wife's name is Romonda. The couple has a daughter, Raven, and two sons, Jalen and Justin.
THE JORDAN FILE
- Full Name: Randy Lamont Jordan
- Birthdate: June 6, 1970
- Birthplace: Henderson, North Carolina
- Hometown: Manson, North Carolina
- Marital Status: Married to the former Romonda Baxter
- Children: Raven, Jalen, Justin
- Hobbies: Golf, bowling, pool
- Education: Warren County High, 1988
North Carolina, 1993
BOWL GAMES AS A COACH
- 2008-: Texas A&M (Running Backs)
- 2004-07: Nebraska (Running Backs)
- 2003: Oakland Raiders (Special Teams Assistant)
BOWL GAMES AS A PLAYER
- 2009: Independence Bowl
- 2007: Cotton Bowl
- 2005: Alamo Bowl
PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED
- 2003: Super Bowl XXXVII
- 1993: Peach Bowl
- Marlon Lucky: Nebraska
- Brandon Jackson: Nebraska
- Corey Ross: Nebraska