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Senior captain... Three-year starter at WR, helping Mustangs to 3A state playoff quarterfinal appearance in 2009... As senior MVP, had 61 catches for 1,061 yards and 13 TDs as WR and eight INTs and 50 tackles as DB... Also posted four return TDs... Named first team 3A All-State WR by sportswriters and All Elite 11 by Huntsville Times... As junior, had 68 receptions for 1,357 yards and 14 TDs... Ended prep career with 181 receptions, 3,218 receiving yards and 38 TD catches... Standout in basketball, helping school to state title in 2007 and runnerup finish last year... National Honor Society member.
Jordan Armand Matthews... Son of Roderick and Brenda Matthews... Born July 16, 1992... Dad is contracts division manager; mom is systems engineer... Has an older brother, Justin... Plans to major in Economics... Cousin of legendary WR Jerry Rice... Lists Rice and former Commodores WR Earl Bennett as favorite athletes... Active in several leadership and community service projects... Spent 10 days on mission trip to Africa... Plays the piano.
HEAD COACH DR. ERIC COHU
"Jordan has been a high-energy leader and impact player, a guy that won a lot of games for us.
"You're talking about a tall, athletic guy with great hands. He has a way of electrifying fans and teammates alike. Coach after coach said he was unstoppable this season.
"Jordan also has tremendous passion for the game, and is one of the hardest working athletes I've ever coached. His commitment and dedication to the game is undeniable. I fully expect him to become a premier player at Vanderbilt."