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|Date of birth:||June 26, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Iota, LA|
|New Orleans Breakers (USFL)|
Portland Breakers (USFL)
New Orleans Saints
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A four-time All-Southland Conference selection, Jordan left McNeese in 1983 as the All-time leading rusher in Louisiana history. He joined the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL and was the leading rusher in 1984 with 1276 yards and 8 TDs on the ground. He also played in the USFL for the Portland Breakers.
When the USFL folded in 1985, Jordan wound up with New Orleans and started 9 games for Jim Mora's crew, mostly as a blocker for Dalton Hillard and Reuben Mayes. He was a solid special teams performer who had his share of big plays.
In the 1987 comeback against Cincinnati, he scored two touchdowns. In 1988, he had a 44 yard run against Atlanta and in the Washington game, he scooped up a Reuben Mayes fumble and turned it into a 7 yard score. In 1989, despite being hampered by injuries, he finished third in rushing and had another 2 touchdown-day against Atlanta. Jordan was actually released prior to the beginning of the 1991 season, but returned and started in place of an injured Craig Heyward for the second half of the season.
Buford Jordan now provides home-based personal training and fitness training to individuals and sports teams.
- ↑ Mike Triplett, "Former New Orleans Saints fullback Buford Jordan was the ultimate role player", Times-Picayune, June 18, 2011.
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