Former Duck to play for Vikings
Aug. 6, 2008
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Jordan Carey, who played football two seasons at the University of Oregon, has been admitted to school and will see gridiron action as a strong safety this fall at Western Washington University. Making that announcement was Viking head football coach Robin Ross.
The 23-year-old Carey has not played collegiately the last two years after lettering twce for the Ducks. As a true freshman in 2004, he recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, helping Oregon to a 31-27 win over Michigan.
This summer Carey led the semi-pro Whatcom Raiders to a perfect 10-0 record and the Cascade Football League title, being the league's second-leading rusher.
As a senior at Olympia's Capital High School, Carey was named the Seattle Times Class 4A State Player of the Year. He also was the Narrows League Bay Division MVP and a first-team Daily Olympian and Tacoma News Tribune all-Area choice, all for the second consecutive year.
Named one of seven "Northwest Nuggets" as a senior by the Tacoma News Tribune, Carey had 2,700 all-purpose yards and scored 27 touchdowns. He ran for 1,007 yards and caught 51 passes for 889 yards on offense and intercepted seven passes on defense, helping the Cougars to a 9-3 record and the title game of the 2002 state playoffs.
Carey was ranked as a national Three-Star recruit and the 57th best safety prospect nationally by theinsiders.com and was picked as a All-American wide receiver by PrepStar Magazine. He also was an All-America choice in the SuperPrep Magazine and was ranked as that publication's third-highest overall prospect in the state in terms of athletic and academic excellence.
Besides Oregon, Carey received scholarship offers from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern, Oregon State and Washington.
Jordan Carey (15), Defensive Back,Junior, 6-0, 205, 23, 11/3/84, Olympia, WA
COLLEGE: Has not played collegiately last two years ... Transfer from University of Oregon ... Lettered two years for Ducks ... In 2004 as true freshman, credited with 1 tackle and 1 reception for 3 yards ... Recovered fumble in end zone for touchdown in 31-27 victory over Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL:Named Seattle Times Class 4A State Player of the Year as senior at Capital High School ... Also Narrows League Bay Division MVP as junior and first-team Daily Olympian and Tacoma News Tribune all-Area selection, all for second straight year ... Named one of seven "Northwest Nuggets" as senior by Tacoma News Tribune, finishing season with 2,700 all-purpose yards and 27 touchdowns ... Ran for 1,007 yards and caught 51 passes for 889 yards on offense and intercepted 7 passes on defense ... Ranked as national Three-Star recruit and 57th best safety prospect by theInsiders.com and named All-American wide receiver by PrepStar Magazine ... Picked by SuperPrep Magazine as All-America wide receiver and third-highest overall prospect in state in terms of athletic and academic excellence ... Helped Cougars to 9-3 record and title game of state playoffs ... Daily Olympian Player of the Year as junior ..... Started two years and lettered three ... Also earned two letters in basketball and one in track ... Set school record of 10.73 in 100 meters.
PERSONAL: Major is education ... Besides Oregon, also received scholarship offers to attend Louisiana Tech, Northwestern, Oregon State and Washington ... Competed this summer as running back on semi-pro Whatcom Raiders, helping squad to 10-0 record and Cascade Football League championship, being the league's second-leading rusher ... His sister, Breanne, plays volleyball at University of Tennessee-Martin ... He and fiance' Jessica have daughter, Gracie 2.
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