|No. 82, 87|
|Born:||July 14, 1984|
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||219 lb (99 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 210|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Jordan Russell Kent (born July 24, 1984, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia) is a former American football wide receiver and former television play-by-play announcer for the Portland Trail Blazers on NBC Sports Northwest. He has called all Blazer games since the resignation of Kevin Calabro. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Jordan began playing football when he was a junior in college at the University of Oregon. While at the University of Oregon, Jordan also played Basketball and ran Track for the Oregon Ducks. He also covers commentary for some Pac-12 football, track, and basketball games. Jordan runs popular youth sport camps throughout the state of Oregon called the Jordan Kent Skill Camps.
Kent attended Winston Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon. An 11-time individual and team state champion in basketball and track, he contributed to state team titles in both sports as a junior before repeating track crown his final year. The First-team All-state pick averaged 18 points on the hardwood while leading Lancers to a 20-4 record his senior season. On the track, became the state's first four-event individual champion in the same year by winning state 4A titles in the long jump, 100, 200 and 400 meters in 2002. The two-time state track athlete of the year completed his prep career winning three state 400 championships and two 200 and long jump gold medals, setting state records in each of the latter two events. As a junior, bettered 41-year-old state meet long jump record (25-1¼) previously held by Mel Renfro (24-1¼).
Kent was a member of the Oregon Ducks football team in college, and also played basketball and ran track. Jordan did not begin playing football until he tried out for the team during his junior year of college. He was also NCAA's first three-sport athlete since 2001-02 and was the first three-sport letterman at Oregon since World War II and was the Pac-10's first three-sport letterman. As a member of the Oregon Basketball team Kent won defensive player of the year. Then in 2005 he joined the Oregon Football team, this was his first time ever playing football on a team.
Was a valuable performer on Oregon's basketball and track teams before joining the football squad in 2005. He earned All-American honors in track, All-Pac-10 Conference academic accolades in basketball. In 2006, he started 12 of 13 games at flanker, ranking second on the team with 44 receptions for 491 yards (11.2 avg.) and four touchdowns.
As a four-time track All-American, Kent was the 2003 200-meter NCAA West Regional winner (20.99). Ran the opening leg on school's 2005 third-place NCAA 4 x 400 relay and anchored school-record 4 x 100 relay (39.20) that placed sixth. He anchored the 4 x 100 relay to its first Pac-10 title ever in the event in 2006. He owns collegiate bests of 10.41 (100), 20.82 (200), 46.95 (400) and 24-9¾ (long jump).
In basketball, in 2005-06, after spending most of the fall with the football team, appeared in 25 games, starting 15. Averaged 3.0 points per game and was third on the squad in rebounding at 4.4 per game. In the 2004-05 season he played in all 27 games, starting the final nine. Was third on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg) and seventh in scoring (4.8 ppg) and earned Second-team Pac-10 All-academic honors. For the 2003-04 season he was a terrific asset on defense, particularly in the full court press. Also showed break away speed in the transition game. Played in 29 games and averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest. He reshirted for the 2002-03 season.
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An injury kept Kent from working out at the NFL Combine. Seattle checked him out late and drafted him for his rare combination of size and speed, being 6-4 1/8 , 217 pounds. In his campus workout Kent ran a 4.43 40-yard dash and 4.04 in the 20-yard shuttle, He posted a 34-inch vertical jump and a 235-pound bench press.
Kent had been on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad since he was drafted in 2007. He was signed on to the active roster on October 7, 2008. He has since played on special teams and lined up as a receiver against Miami in week 10. On September 5, 2009, he was released by the Seahawks during the final 53 man roster cuts.
Kent signed with the St. Louis Rams on November 17, 2009, and made his first and only professional reception, a five-yard gain, on January 3, 2010, against the San Francisco 49ers. He was then cut on September 3, 2010.
Jordan is the son of former Oregon basketball coach Ernie Kent, who formerly coached at Washington State University. He is also an avid golfer. Jordan is open about his Christian beliefs. Jordan is a business owner, broadcaster, and entrepreneur. He is also passionate about health and wellness. During the summer months, he runs youth summer camps that teach children sport, nutrition, and character fundamentals through the state of Oregon. In 2015, over 1,300 children (aged 6-12) attended his camps. On Valentine's Day 2015, Kent asked longtime girlfriend Tiffany Danielle to marry him.