January 19, 2004
Valdosta- Last week Valdosta State head coach Chris Hatcher welcomed the transfer of quarterback Fabian Walker and linebacker Nate Hardage from Florida State.
Today, Hatcher is saying goodbye to wide receiver Tyrone Jordan who is skipping his senior season and entering the NFL draft.
Of the 41 underclassmen entering the NFL draft this year, Tyrone Jordan is the only player from a Division II school on the list.
The odds of Jordan being drafted do not appear that great since Valdosta State has only had one player taken in the NFL draft in their 22 year history.
It appears that Jordan is ready to move on since his father told WALB News 10 sports this afternoon that his son is enrolled in classes at Valdosta State this semester where he is scheduled to graduate in May.
Jordan had one year of eligibility remaining after he reluctantly took a redshirt in 2001 when receivers Michael Greer transferred to Valdosta State from Georgia and Abram Booty from LSU.
In his career, Tyrone Jordan caught 86 passes for 1058 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Last year, the former Atkinson High standout was the third leading receiver on the Blazers with 36 catches for 488 yards and five touchdowns.
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