Former James Madison football standout Akeem Jordan has signed a contract with the NFL's Washington Redskins, the organization announced this morning.
He spent his first six NFL seasons in Philadelphia from 2007-12 before signing with the Kansas City Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent on April 15, 2013.
For his career, Jordan has compiled 247 tackles (202 solo), seven passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered and one sack in 98 regular season games with 44 starts.
Last season, Jordan appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Chiefs, matching his career high with 10 starts and recording a personal-best 63 total tackles (51 solo).
Jordan played at JMU from 2003-06 and was the 2006 Atlantic 10 Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In 2006, he led JMU with 140 tackles, including 69 solo stops, 17 tackles for loss and 5.5 quarterback sacks. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defender in the Football Championship Subdivision, and he received First-Team All-America recognition from the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation, and The Sports Network. He was Second-Team All-America by Associated Press. He was named Virginia Division I Defensive Player of the Year by the state's sports information directors association.
Jordan is a Harrisonburg native and a graduate of Harrisonburg High School.