20 - Jordan Talley
Jordan Talley
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Jesuit HS '11
Position: RB
Experience: 1L

*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

2012: Listed as a co-starter with Mario Brown at running back on preseason depth chart. In four spring scrimmages, he rushed 16 times for 61 yards and caught five passes for 43 yards.

2011: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He and fellow running back Quincy Forte were the only true freshmen to play on offense in 2011. Talley started six games at running back, all coming in EWU’s last eight games of the season. In just the third game of his collegiate career, Talley rushed for 114 yards against Montana (9/17/11) to earn team offensive player of the week honors, and a week later received his first career start versus Montana State (9/24/11). Talley rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns in his starting debut. Because of his impressive early-season performances, Talley was on the initial watch list for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in FCS. Talley provided the winning points with a 1-yard TD run to open overtime in Eastern’s 42-35 overtime victory at Sacramento State (10/22/11).

HS: Graduated from Jesuit HS in 2011. He finished his career with 5,425 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, returns), including 4,547 rushing yards, as Jesuit was 33-6 in three seasons. He earned Oregonian second team 6A All-State honors as a senior running back when he rushed 346 times for 2,660 yards (221.8 average per game and 7.7 per carry) and 34 touchdowns. He rushed for at least 131 yards in every game, with six performances of at least 200 yards and a season-high of 303 versus Westview. He also had 24 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns receiving. In addition, he averaged 25.4 yards on 14 kickoff returns to finish with a total of 3,387 all-purpose yards (282.3 per game and 8.8 per touch, with a touchdown every 10.4 times he touched the ball). He led Jesuit to an 11-2 record, including three postseason victories as the Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the State 6A Playoffs. As a junior in 2009, he racked up 1,808 yards (129.1 per game and 6.5 per carry) and 22 touchdowns. He had 11 100-yard rushing performances, including a season-high 249 against South Medford. He also caught nine passes for 74 yards and had 66 yards in returns, giving him 1,948 all-purpose yards for the year. He helped Jesuit to a 12-2 record, as it finished as the runner-up in the State 6A Playoffs. Jesuit fell to Sheldon 50-42 in the title game, when Talley finished with 95 yards to snap his string of consecutive 100-yard performances at 11. As a sophomore, he rushed for 79 yards and had 90 total all-purpose yards as the Crusaders finished 10-2. He also competed in basketball and track and field, placing fourth in State 6A in the long jump (22-6 1/2) and helping his school’s 4x100 relay team (43.81) win the State title. His Eagle teammates Miles Weatheroy (’11) and Austin Griffin (’12) also attended Jesuit.

Personal: Pre-med major. Born 9/18/92 in Portland, Ore. Will turn 20 four days before Eastern plays at Weber State. His parents are Wendell and Phyllis Talley.

 

Year

GP

Car

Yds

Hi

Apc

Apg

TD

Lg

2011

11

120

413

114

3.4

37.5

5

34

 

Year

GP

PC

Hi

Yds

Apr

Apg

TD

Lg

2011

11

27

7

180

6.7

2.5

0

20

 

Top Rushing Performances

19 carries, 114 yards, 0 TD – Montana – 9/17/11

19 carries, 108 yards, 2 TD – Montana State – 9/24/11

 
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