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Jordan Chunn (born January 2, 1995) is an American football running back of the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Troy University.

Jordan Chunn
No. 46 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-02) January 2, 1995 (age 24)
Gurley, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Madison County (AL)
College:Troy
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
  • Troy Career Rushing Touchdown Leader
  • Second-team All-Sun Belt (2017)
  • First-team All-Sun Belt (2016)
  • All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention (2013)
  • CFN Freshman All-America (2013)
  • NCAA Freshman Rushing Touchdown Leader (2013)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Chunn attended Madison County High School. As a senior, he helped the school have its best season in football, after winning 12 games, obtaining a number 3 ranking and its first ever appearance in the state semifinals.

He was a two-way player at running back and defensive back, registering 2,229 rushing yards, 43 touchdowns, 155 tackles, 4 sacks and 4 interceptions. He was named Offensive Player of the Year by the Huntsville Times and the Alabama 4A Back of the Year at the end of the season.

College careerEdit

Chunn accepted a football scholarship from Troy University. As a true freshman, although he was a reserve player behind Brandon Burks, he saw considerable action, registering 128 carries for 514 yards (4-yard avg.) and 21 receptions for 104 yards. His 14 rushing touchdowns led the team, were second in the conference, set a freshman school record, and were third most in school history. He had 22 carries for 91 yards against Georgia State University. His teammates nicknamed him MegaChunn.

As a sophomore, he was a reserve player, tallying 111 carries (led the team) for 509 yards (4.6-yard avg.) and 6 rushing touchdowns. He had 28 carries for 189 yards against the University of Idaho.

As a junior in 2015, he was a reserve player behind Burks. A tackle in the second game against Charleston Southern University shattered his right collarbone and was forced to be medical redshirted.[1]

As redshirt junior in 2016, he was named the starter and had a breakout season, posting 279 carries (school record) for 1,288 yards (second in school history and led the conference), a 4.6-yard average, 16 rushing touchdowns (second in school history) and 1,516 all-purpose yards (eighth in school history). He had 161 rushing yards against Austin Peay State University. He collected 176 yards and one touchdown against the University of Southern Mississippi.

As a senior, he remained the starter at running back, but shared more snaps with Josh Anderson. He missed 2 games with a knee injury that he suffered in the twelfth game against Arkansas State University, including the 2017 New Orleans Bowl.[2] He led the team with 154 carries for 774 yards (5-yard avg.) and 10 rushing touchdowns. He had 191 rushing yards and one touchdown against Louisiana State University, helping the team to a 24-21 upset win.[3]

He finished his college career with 679 carries for 3,124 yards (4.6-yard avg.), 47 rushing touchdowns (school record) and 84 receptions for 558 yards.

Statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds TD
2013 Troy 128 514 4.0 - 14 21 104 0
2014 Troy 111 509 4.6 - 6 4 20 0
2015 Troy 7 39 5.6 - 1 1 2 0
2016 Troy 279 1,288 4.6 - 16 30 228 0
2017 Troy 154 774 5.0 - 10 28 204 0
Career 679 3,124 4.6 - 47 84 558 0

Professional careerEdit

Chunn was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft on April 30.[4] He was waived on September 1 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 14, 2019.[6]

On August 31, 2019, Chunn was waived by the Cowboys, but was re-signed to the active roster two days later.[7][8] He was waived again on September 10, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Injury gives Troy running back Jordan Chunn new perspective". AL.com. January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Troy rolls past North Texas in New Orleans Bowl, 50-30". AL.com. January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Troy hangs on to shock No. 25 LSU in Baton Rouge, 24-21". AL.com. January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cowboys Agree to Terms With 18 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents; Full List". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Bailey Not Only Surprise Cut As Cowboys Trim To 53". DallasCowboys.com. September 1, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Cowboys sign several players to futures deals for 2019 season". 247Sports.com. January 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Helman, David (August 31, 2019). "Several Young Draft Picks Among Cowboys' Cuts". DallasCowboys.com.
  8. ^ "Report: Cowboys to place Connor McGovern on IR, calling up Jordan Chunn from practice squad". Blogging The Boys. SB Nation. September 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Cowboys roster move: Dallas waiving running back Jordan Chunn, calling up Chris Covington". Blogging the Boys. SB Nation. September 10, 2019.

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