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Jordan Alexander Pugh (born January 29, 1988) is a former American football safety. Pugh most recently played for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M University. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

Jordan Pugh
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Pugh with the Carolina Panthers in 2010
No. 29, 32
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1988-01-29) January 29, 1988 (age 31)
Plano, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Plano (TX) West
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles:50
Quarterback sacks:1.0
Pass deflections:4
Interceptions:1
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

In college, at Texas A&M, Pugh played both cornerback and safety. He played cornerback as a freshman and junior, and lined up at safety as a sophomore and senior.[1] He totaled 221 tackles, four interceptions, 19 pass deflections, and four forced fumbles.[2] He picked up All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors his senior season.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

Pugh ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash and recorded a 40.5-inch vertical leap during Texas A&M's 2010 Pro Day.[1] He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He was released on August 31, 2012 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2012 season.

Washington RedskinsEdit

On September 10, 2012, Pugh was signed by the Washington Redskins to replace Jordan Bernstine, who suffered a season-ending injury.[4][5] He would record his first career sack on Joe Flacco in the Week 14 win against the Baltimore Ravens.[6]

The Redskins released Pugh on October 15, 2013.[7] He was re-signed on October 22, 2013 to replace a suspended Brandon Meriweather.[8] He intercepted Peyton Manning in the loss to the Denver Broncos.[9] Pugh was released again on October 29 after Meriweather returned from suspension.[10]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On January 6, 2014, the New Orleans Saints signed Pugh before the Saints' playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.[11] He was not re-signed for the 2014 season.

Personal lifeEdit

Pugh is the great-great nephew of the late former professional baseball player, Buster Clarkson.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Panthers like rookie's football IQ".
  2. ^ "Rookie SS Jordan Pugh turning heads with his play and leadership ability".
  3. ^ "2009 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced".
  4. ^ Tandler, Rich (September 10, 2012). "DB Jordan Pugh tweets that he's a Redskin". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (September 10, 2012). "Redskins Lose Bernstine, Sign Pugh". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Tinsman, Brian (December 10, 2012). "Monday Morning Stats Pack: Redskins-Ravens". Redskins.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Jones, Mike (October 15, 2013). "Redskins sign three to boost secondary and special teams, cut Pugh". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  8. ^ Maske, Mark (October 22, 2013). "Redskins re-sign Jordan Pugh to bolster safety depth". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  9. ^ Maske, Mark (October 27, 2013). "Jordan Pugh gets interception days after he is re-signed". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  10. ^ Jones, Mike (October 29, 2013). "Redskins release Jordan Pugh to make room for Brandon Meriweather". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved November 11, 2013.
  11. ^ Triplett, Mike (January 6, 2014). "Saints sign safety Jordan Pugh". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  12. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 11, 2012). "Check Out Jordan Pugh's Lineage". Redskins.com. Retrieved September 11, 2012.

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