Jordan Poyer
No. 33     Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Dallas, Oregon
High School: Astoria (OR)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 218
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2013)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2012)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles     21
Interceptions     0
Passes defensed     0

Jordan Poyer (born April 25, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Oregon State University and was named a consensus All-American. The Philadelphia Eagles chose him in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

High schoolEdit

Poyer played baseball, basketball, and football at Astoria High School. As a freshman, he helped the baseball team win the state championship. He was named Oregon's player of the year as a senior and was drafted by the Florida Marlins.[1] In 2009, Poyer was named the basketball Cowapa League Player of the Year. He was a quarterback and safety on the football team and had 123 touchdowns in three years. In his senior season, he was the state's player of the year on offense and defense.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Poyer attended Oregon State University and played for the Oregon State Beavers football team from 2009 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2009, he played in 13 games and had 11 tackles. The following season, he had 1,109 all-purpose yards and 34 tackles at the cornerback position.[2]

Poyer started 12 games in 2011. He was the team's primary punt returner and averaged 14.1 yards per return. His four interceptions ranked first in the Pac-12, and he also had 57 tackles. In 2012, Poyer had 51 tackles. He again led the Pac-12 in interceptions, with seven. That season, he was named to the All-Pac 12 first team and was also a consensus All-American.[2][3][4]

Professional careerEdit

In the 2013 NFL Draft, Poyer was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round, as the 218th overall pick.[5] Poyer was claimed by the Cleveland Browns off of waivers on October 21, after releasing Julian Posey.


Poyer was born in Dallas, Oregon, in 1991. His parents are Faalaeo and Julie Poyer. He has one brother. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. Poyer's major is elementary education.[2]

In May 2012, Poyer was arrested for trying to get into a nightclub from which he had been banned.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jordan Poyer Draft Profile". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Jordan Poyer Profile". Retrieved February 9, 2013.[dead link]
  3. "Jordan Poyer Stats". Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  4. "Pac 12 All-Conference". November 26, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. "Eagles select Oregon State CB Jordan Poyer in 7th round". April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.[dead link]


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