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2017 Game Program Senior Feature: Harrison Jordan

By Asia Nared

Harrison Jordan’s family has had season tickets to Nebraska football since the 1960s, so being a Husker fan was inevitable, but playing for the Huskers was a dream come true for Harrison.

Jordan attended his first Husker football game at the age of 5. At 6, he was on a flag football team and by 7, he was on a tackle football team. Jordan knew that was the beginning of his journey to playing football for the team that he cherished so deeply.

“From a young age, I always wanted to be a Husker,” Jordan said. “Through the years, I just worked hard. It was always my dream.”

In 2013, Jordan walked on at Nebraska, despite receiving scholarship offers from other schools including North Dakota State and Wayne State.

“The dream was always to walk-on at Nebraska,” Jordan said. “Coach [Jeff] Jamrog and Coach [Ross] Els offered me to walk on, and fortunately I accepted that offer over all of the other schools. It worked out.”

His younger twin brothers Grant and Spencer have also followed in his footsteps and are redshirt freshmen linebackers after joining the team as walk-ons in 2016.

Harrison has played in nine games as a two-time letter winner. Even though his childhood dream came true, the management major has other plans for the future.

“I love football, but I have a passion for business,” Jordan said. “I want to start and run a business in the future.”

To this day, Jordan’s best memory was his very first tunnel walk. At that point, he realized everything he worked for since he started playing football had finally paid off.

“Being able to wear the ‘N’ on the helmet and the ‘N’ on the jersey makes it all worth it,” Jordan said.


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