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The Yellow Jackets fall to North Carolina, on November 5, 2016.
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The Yellow Jackets travel to Florida to take on the Hurricanes.
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in nine games, primarily as a backup to starting quarterback Justin Thomas ... Made one start in place of Thomas at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) ... Leading an offense that had four starters out of the lineup, Jordan ran 32 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns (all career highs) to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 30-20 victory at VT ... His 32 carries against the Hokies were the most by a Georgia Tech player since Tevin Washington also toted the ball 32 times versus Maryland on Oct. 8, 2011 and tied for the 19th-most single-game rushes in program history ... Also completed two passes for 34 yards in the triumph ... Despite seeing limited playing time outside of the Virginia Tech game, Jordan ranked second on the team and was tied for 16th in the ACC with six rushing touchdowns, due mainly to him often being inserted at quarterback in goal-line situations ... For the season, he rushed 65 times for 243 yards and six touchdowns and completed 3-of-9 passes for 111 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in five games ... Finished season with 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries ... Completed 5-of-9 passes for 94 yards with one touchdown ... Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Rushed three times for 18 yards, including an 11-yard run ... Rushed for career-high 72 yards, including 65-yard TD run, and added 35-yard TD pass vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Ran for 14 yards on two carries at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Came on in relief of injured Justin Thomas at Miami (Nov. 21) ... Rushed for 60 yards and one touchdown, and threw for 59 yards against Hurricanes.
2014 (True Freshman): Redshirted ... Enrolled at Georgia Tech in January 2014 after graduating from high school in December 2013 and participated in spring practice.
High School: Jackson (Ala.) H.S., December 2013 ... Played four seasons of football -- two years at Jackson Academy under coach Dwain Roberts and two seasons at Jackson H.S. under coach Danny Powell ... Played wide receiver and cornerback at Jackson Academy before moving to quarterback at Jackson H.S. ... Served two years as team captain ... Helped Jackson Academy win state championship in 2011 ... Led Jackson H.S. to regional titles in 2012 and 2013 ... Earned all-state honors ... Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked 28th-best prospect in Alabama ... Once had 105-yard interception return for touchdown.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Shon Jordan ... Born March 15, 1996 in Mobile, Ala. ... Son of Rodney and Lisa Jordan ... Has one older brother, Ethan ... Chose Georgia Tech because of academics, football and proximity to home ... Began playing football at age four ... Was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11 ... Has served as a speaker at Camp Kudzu (Rutledge, Ga.) for the past two summers, where he shares his story of being a successful athlete despite being diabetic and encourages young people with diabetes that they too can do whatever they wish while living with the disease, including sports ... Is also active with the American Diabetes Association (serving as the keynote speaker for the ADA’s Tour De Cure kickoff party in 2014 and as the closing speaker for the ADA’s Father of the Year awards in 2015), the Team Type 1 Foundation (serving as a Global Ambassador), the Diabetes Sports Project, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund One Walk and as an informal mentor for several young people living with diabetes ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2017 with bachelor’s degree in business administration ... One of three current Georgia Tech football student-athletes that already holds a bachelor’s degree (joining J.J. Green and Corey Griffin) ...Two-time member of ACC academic honor roll.
Pass Attempts: 8 at Miami, Nov. 21, 2015
Pass Completions: 4 at Miami, Nov. 21, 2015
Passing Yards: 77 yards vs. Vanderbilt, Sept. 17, 2016
Passing TDs: 1, twice - last vs. Vanderbilt, Sept. 17, 2016
Longest Pass: 77 yards vs. Vanderbilt, Sept, 17, 2016
Rushing Attempts: 32 at No. 18/22 Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2016
Rushing Yards: 121 yards at No. 18/22 Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2016
Rushing TDs: 2, twice - last at No. 18/22 Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2016
Longest Rush: 65 vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015