#26

Jordan Younger

Weight:

193 lbs

Height:

5' 10"

Position:

Cornerback

College:

Conneticut

Birthdate:

Jan 24th, 1978

Career Years:

9

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2011

Dressed in 15 regular season games with fifteen (15) starts for Toronto…Week 1, Started at LB and played ST in win at Calgary...Made 4 DT…Week 2, Started at LB and played ST in loss at Winnipeg…Made 5 DT and forced a fumble on special teams...Week, Started at SLB and played ST in loss vs. Winnipeg...Made 2 DT and replaced Lin-J Shell in 3rd quarter when didn’t return to the game after halftime…Week 6, Started at LB in loss vs. Montreal and made 6 DT...Week 7, Started at LB in loss at Hamilton...Made 3 DT, 1 ST tackle, and recorded his first QB sack of the season…Week 8, Started at LB and played ST in win vs. Saskatchewan…Made 5 DT and recovered 1 fumble when Darian Durant fumbled the ball on Saskatchewan’s first play from scrimmage... Week 10, Started at LB and played ST in loss vs. B.C...Did not return from halftime with shoulder injury and replaced by LB/DB Jeremy Unertl...Week 11, Added to 46-man active roster but did not dress in loss at B.C. due to shoulder injury…Week 12,  Added to IR with shoulder injury in loss at Saskatchewan... Week 14, Returned from injury and dressed at backup LB and played ST in loss vs. Hamilton…Made 4 DT…Week 15, Started at LB and played ST in loss at Montreal…Made 4 DT...Week 16, Started at LB in win vs. Calgary...Made 2 DT...Week 17, Started at LB in loss vs. Edmonton...Forced Adarius Bowman to fumble which Bowman recovered himself...Week 18, Made first career start at safety (28/10/11) in win at Winnipeg...Moved from normal position at SAM LB to play safety, replaced by rookie Nick Clement…Made 2 DT and 1 KD.

2010

Released by Toronto on February 10…Re-signed with Toronto on March 4…Dressed in and started 17 regular season games at SLB for Toronto… Week 1, Made first career start at LB (01/07/10) in Canada Day season opener at Calgary…Recorded 6 DT…Week 2, Started at LB in win at Winnipeg but left game in first half due to injury…Replaced by DB Lin-J Shell for the duration of the game… Week 4, Started at LB in win vs. B.C…Forced Lions’ RB Jamal Robertson to fumble on the Argos’ 2-yard line which was recovered by teammate Byron Parker… Week 6, Started at LB and played ST in win at Edmonton…Made 2 DT, 2 ST tackles and also recovered the ball after a series of laterals by Edmonton on the last play of the game…Week 7, Started at LB and made 6 DT in win vs. Montreal…Week 8, Started at LB and made 4 DT in loss vs. Hamilton…Week 9, Started at LB in Labour Day Classic at Hamilton and made 3 DT…Week 10, Started at LB in loss at B.C…Made 6 DT… Week 12, Started at LB in Touchdown Atlantic loss vs. Edmonton… Made 4 DT…Week 13, Started at LB and played ST in loss vs. Saskatchewan…Made 3 DT… Week 14, Started at LB in win at Saskatchewan and played a great game…Made 4 DT…Week 15, Started at LB in loss vs. Hamilton…Made first interception (4 yards) of 2010, on a Kevin Glenn pass, in the first quarter…Made 5 DT on the night…Week 16, Started at LB and recorded second INT in as many games in win at Winnipeg…Made 3 DT and picked off a Joseph Elliott pass, returning it 35 yards, to setup Cleo Lemon’s rushing touchdown…Week 17, Started at LB in loss vs. Montreal…Made 5 DT… 2010 Playoffs Started at LB in Eastern Semi-Final win at Hamilton…Made 5 DT and 1 INT, off Kevin Glenn in the 4th quarter, which he returned for 50 yards and setup an Argos field goal…Started at LB in Eastern Final loss at Montreal…Made 5 DT.

2009

Signed with Toronto as a free agent on January 13, 2009…Dressed and started 13 games at cornerback for the Argonauts...Missed 5 of the final 6 games of the season on the 46-man active but not dressed and injured reserve (toe) list... Week 1, Started at CB in his first regular season game as an Argonaut since 2007 and recorded 2 DT at Hamilton…Week 9, Started at CB and played ST, registering season-high 5 DT, in Labour Day loss at Hamilton…Week 11, Started at CB and made 1 DT in loss at BC…Recovered a fumble when James Green blocked a Sean Whyte punt and returned it 18 yards for the first special teams touchdown of his career…Weeks 13-14, Added to 46-man active roster but did not dress vs. Montreal and at Saskatchewan… Week 15, Added to IR with a toe injury in loss vs. Edmonton… Weeks 16-17, Returned to 46-man active roster but did not dress vs. Hamilton and at Edmonton…Week 18, Returned to lineup and started at CB and had 1 DT in loss vs. Montreal.

2008

Traded to the Edmonton Eskimos on February 15 in exchange for RB Tyler Ebell and WR T.J. Acree...Dressed in 15 games for Edmonton…Recorded 52 DT, 8 PKD and 1 INT for 5 yards… 2008 Playoffs Dressed in the East Semi-Final at Winnipeg and East Final at Montreal due to playoff cross-over…Recorded 6 tackles and 1 PKD in playoffs.

2007

Named CFL All-Star at CB…Named East Division All-Star at CB…Started 16 games at CB for Toronto, missing weeks 9 and 10 with an injury…Week 2, recorded 1 DT and 2 KD in win over Hamilton…Week 8, recorded 5 DT, playing a solid game while being tested all night at Winnipeg…Week 11, recorded a touchdown-saving knockdown in the first quarter versus B.C…Week 14, made his mark on ST when he blocked a Sean Fleming punt that was recovered by fellow CB Byron Parker and returned for an Argos touchdown…Week 15, recorded 4 DT in win over Montreal…Week 16, played a great game recording 7 tackles and a single game personal career-high 3 knockdowns in win at Montreal…2007 Playoffs Started at CB in East Final versus Winnipeg.

2006

Week 1, started at CB in win over Hamilton…Week 2, started at CB in Winnipeg…Week 3, started at CB in B.C…Week 4, started at CB vs Winnipeg…Week 5, started at CB and recorded one INT to accompany a game-saving sack on a two point conversion…Week 6, started at CB versus B.C…Week 7, started at CB in Montreal…Week 8, started at CB recording 3 DT, 1 INT and 1 PKD in win over Hamilton…Week 9, started at CB and recorded one interception and one knockdown in win over Montreal.

2005

Named East Division All-Star and CFL All-Star at CB for first time in his career…Started at short side CB in first pre-season game at Halifax and picked off a Danny McManus pass that he ran back 47 yards for a TD…Started at CB in second pre-season game in Hamilton and recorded 3 DT and 1 INT from Marcus Brady for 14 yards …Started 17 games for Toronto at short side CB…Week 3, had 6 DT in win over Saskatchewan…Week 4, generated a key late-game INT…Week 8, recorded a key interception in win over Edmonton…Week 9, led all Argo tacklers with 5 total tackles in win over Calgary…Week 13, did not dress due to injury…Week 16, recorded an interception in win at Montreal…Week 17, made 6 tackles and 1 special teams tackle in a win over Hamilton…2005 Playoffs Started at CB and tied for team lead in DT with six in East Championship versus Montreal.

2004

Played in 13 games with the Arena Football Leagues Indiana Firebirds... made 20 catches for 235 yards and 4 touchdowns also made 1 interception for 20 yards and 3 kick returns for 41 yards... Dressed in two pre-season games...Started in all 18 games for the Argos at weak side CB...Made CFL debut in Week 1 vs Saskatchewan, recorded a game high 3 passes knocked down....Week 3, recorded a single game high 6 DT and picked an Anthony Calvillo pass in the end zone...Week 15, started at DB and had a good game making 4 DT and one acrobatic INT, thrown by Jason Maas, at Edmonton...Week 18, started at CB and knocked away a sure touchdown pass from Khari Jones, play was called back due to penalty at the line...2004 Playoffs started at CB in East Semi-Final vs Hamilton, making 4 DT and knocking away 1 pass...Started at CB and made some spectacular plays on the ball, his high energy style registered 2 PKD, 1 INT and 1 tackle...Grey Cup Championship started at CB making 2 DT and knocking away 1 pass in win vs BC.

2003

Joined the Washington Redskins after playing in NFL Europe for 3 seasons Played the 2003 season with the Amsterdam Admirals was selected by the Admirals in the sixth round of the free agent draft Returned 13 punts for 84 yards...had 14 kickoff returns for 313 yards.

2002

Was a standout performer for the NFLEs Rhein Fire, returning 14 kickoffs for 342 yards and 1 touchdown and 33 punts for 258 yards Added 13 tackles on defence and knocked down 1 pass Attended camp with Arizona Cardinals.

2001

Allocated to the Fire for the 2001 season by the Arizona Cardinals Named to the All-NFLEL team for his play on special teams His 10.1-yard punt return average was third in the league as he returned 24 kicks for 242 yards was fourth in the league in kick returns, with 448 yards on 21 kickoffs (21.2 yard average) also added 27 tackles and 4 pass deflections on defence Attended camp with Arizona Cardinals.

2000

Signed with the Cardinals as free agent in April 2000 Released and signed to the Cardinals practice squad activated in December and played as reserve cornerback...College Started 27 of 35 games at Connecticut and completed his collegiate year with 144 tackles (111 solos), 15 passes defended, 6 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 8 tackles for a loss Holds Connecticut record for return touchdowns in career with 4 (3 punts, 1 kickoff)...ranked second in the country as a junior with 15.9 punt return average and had two 68-yard touchdown returns.

College

Started 27 of 35 games at Connecticut…completed his collegiate year with 144 tackles (111 solos), 15 passes defended, 6 INT, 2 forced fumbles and 8 tackles for a loss…Holds Connecticut record for kick return TD in career with 4 (3 punts, 1 kickoff)…ranked second in the country as a junior with 15.9 punt return average and had two 68-yard TD returns.

Personal

Jordan’s favourite Argo memory is the 2004 Grey Cup win and all of the fan support he received.  The political science major enjoys working out and playing video games.  His favourite musical artist is Jay-Z and his favourite film is The Usual Suspects.  Since turning pro, the Argonauts are the fourth consecutive team Younger has played on with DE Jonathan Brown including the Washington Redskins, Amsterdam Admirals and the Indiana Firebirds.  “JY” spent the off-season in Toronto and appeared regularly at the team’s community events.