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Jimmy Jordan Bio

  Jimmy Jordan
Jimmy Jordan

Hall of Fame Class:
1985 (Football)

In four years at Florida State (1976-79), Jimmy Jordan completed 298 of 595 passes for 4,173 yards and 39 touchdowns. He was honored by AP as Southeastern back of the week vs. LSU, Sports Illustrated as national back of the week vs. Oklahoma State, and ABC-TV as player of the game vs. LSU and Navy in 1978. He first hit the FSU record books in 1976 throwing the longest touchdown pass in school history – a 96 yarder to Kurt Unglaub against Virginia Tech. Beyond all the statistics and honors, what Jimmy Jordan and his friend and fellow quarterback Wally Woodham did was win! From 1977 through 1979, Jordan was a key factor in making FSU a major national power with a record of 29-6 and three straight victories over Florida.


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