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#29 Jordan Congdon
Position: Place Kicker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Diego, Calif.
High School: St. Augustine
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  • 2005 First-Team Freshman All-American (Football Writers, Rivals.com, ESPN.com)
  • 2005 First-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (The Sporting News)
  • 2005 Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, San Antonio Express News, Austin American-Statesman, Kansas City Star)
  • Nebraska Record for Field Goals in a Season (19)
  • First Nationally Among Freshmen in Field Goal Accuracy (.826)
  • Tied For 16th Nationally and Second in Big 12 in FG per Game (1.58)
  • 2006 Preseason Second-Team All-Big 12 (Lindy’s)
  • 2006 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List
  • 2006 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

2006 Outlook
Nebraska place-kicker Jordan Congdon quickly established himself as one of the top kickers in the nation during the 2005 season. Congdon enjoyed arguably the finest debut season of any kicker in Nebraska football history en route to freshman All-America honors. Congdon enters his sophomore year with a firm grasp on Nebraska’s top kicking job, and could also handle the Huskers’ kickoff duties.

His record-setting freshman season earned Congdon multiple honors. He was selected as a first-team freshman All-American by the Football Writers of America, ESPN.com and Rivals.com. In addition, Congdon was a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the Associated Press and three other major newspapers in the Big 12 region. This fall he is poised to contend for conference and national honors.

A native of San Diego, Congdon established a new Nebraska season record for field goals with 19, breaking the previous record of 18 held by current Houston Texans’ place-kicker Kris Brown. Congdon easily broke Nebraska’s previous freshman field goals record of 14, held by David Dyches (2003) and Seattle Seahawk Josh Brown (1999).

Congdon displayed composure well beyond his freshman class standing. He kicked at an .826 success rate on 19-of-23 field goal attempts, and made 31 consecutive PATs after missing the first attempt of his career. Congdon ranked first nationally among freshmen place-kickers in field goal accuracy, while he tied for 16th among all kickers in field goals per game (1.58). Congdon was regarded as the nation’s top prep kicker when he signed with Nebraska in 2005. He is off to a great start academically in Lincoln, posting a 3.703 grade-point average in secondary education/modern languages.

2005 (Freshman)
Congdon had a standout freshman season, connecting on 19-of-23 field goals and 31-of-32 PATs en route to freshman All-America honors. Congdon immediately showed his ability, connecting on all four of his field goal attempts in Nebraska’s season-opening victory over Maine. The four field goals were the most by a Big 12 player in 2005.

His success continued throughout the fall. Congdon had a streak of 11 straight made field goals, and closed the season by hitting his final 31 extra-point attempts after missing the first of his career. In addition to his four field goals against Maine, Congdon made three field goals each against Baylor and Colorado.

Congdon delivered when called upon in clutch situations, highlighted by a game-winning field goal in the victory over Kansas State. With the Huskers trailing 25-24 and winds gusting in excess of 35 miles per hour, Congdon calmly connected on a 40-yard field goal with 1:05 to play to give Nebraska a two-point victory over the Wildcats. Against Iowa State, Congdon made a game-tying kick in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime, then hit a pair of overtime extra points in a 27-20 Husker win.

Congdon was nearly perfect in Big 12 games, hitting 13-of-15 field goals in league play, including connecting on 11 straight field goals before a fourth-quarter miss against Colorado. Congdon also shared Nebraska’s kickoff duties, helping the Huskers rank among the league’s best teams in kick coverage.

Before Nebraska (St. Augustine HS)
Congdon was one of eight 2005 NU signees from California and one of seven players in the 2005 class to play in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. He was generally regarded as the nation’s top kicking prospect in 2005.

Congdon equaled the section record for career points by kicking with 261 and matched the section best with nine consecutive field goals made. He also led the San Diego Section in kicking points three straight years. Congdon hit on 11-of-13 field goals as a senior for St. Augustine High and Coach Jerry Ralph, with a long field goal of 53 yards and three others of more than 40 yards. He booted 85 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks and averaged 42.7 yards per punt, en route to earning All-San Diego section honors as both the kicker and punter from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Congdon hit 7-of-10 field goals and 44-of-45 extra points as a junior and 15-of-18 field goals and 57-of-58 PATs as a sophomore. He earned first-team underclassmen all-state honors in both of his first two seasons kicking for St. Augustine, which won the Eastern League title and was a CIF Division 3 finalist in both 2002 and 2003. Congdon was a two-year starter and three-year letterman in soccer, and was a second-team all-league selection as a junior. Congdon was a standout in the classroom as well. He was the captain of the Union-Tribune's All-Academic Team in 2004, and carried better than a 4.0 grade-point average. He was also member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal
Jordan is the son of Scott and Gayla Congdon, and was born on Dec. 15, 1986. He is majoring in secondary education and modern languages at Nebraska and carries a 3.703 grade-point average after two semesters. Congdon has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll each of his first two semesters. Congdon is an active participant in Nebraska’s community outreach activities, taking part in Nebraska’s team hospital visits and volunteering his time with the Lincoln Public Schools and the YMCA Healthy Heart Day.

Congdon's Career Statistics

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Field Goal Range

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Year

G

PAT

FG

TP

PPG

1-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

Lg

2005

12/12

31-32

19-23

88

7.3

0-0

9-12

7-8

3-3

0-0

41

2006 14/14 55-56 5-7 70 5.0 0-0 2-2 2-3 1-2 0-0 40

Totals

26/26

86-88

24-30

158

6.1

0-0

11-14

9-11

4-5

0-0

41

 

 

 

FG Sequence: 2005, Maine (22, 38, 33, 23), Wake Forest (21), Pittsburgh (26-miss, 38-miss), Iowa State (30, 21-miss, 23), Texas Tech (27), Baylor (41, 29, 22), Missouri (32), Oklahoma (40), Kansas State (38, 40), Colorado (26, 30, 28-miss, 32), Michigan (20); 2006, Nicholls State (37-miss), USC (38), Kansas (21), Oklahoma State (26, 42-miss), Missouri (40, 33).

Single-Game Bests:
Field Goals Made
4 vs. Maine, 2005
Field Goals Attempted4 vs. Maine, at Colorado, 2005
Long Field Goal41 yards at Baylor, 2005
Most Consecutive Field Goals Made11, Iowa State-Colorado, 2005
PATs Made8 vs. Nicholls State, Troy, 2006
PATs Attempted8 vs. Nicholls State, Troy, 2006
Consecutive PATs Made70, Maine, 2005 to Oklahoma State, 2006