Jordan Pendleton Athlete Profile

#1 Jordan Pendleton

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-3 Weight: 238 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2011 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School

Career Summary

Jordan Pendleton came to BYU after helping Bingham High School to its first state championship. As a four-year BYU letterman, Pendleton played in 35 games with 22 starts. He recorded 125 total tackles, nine sacks, seven quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. As a junior, Pendleton notched a career-high 12 tackles against Florida State. A strong contibutor as linebacker, he helped the Cougars No. 13 national ranking in total defense in 2011. See the season summary tabs below and the stats tabs for more details. 

Personal

  • Parents are Kirk and Brenda Pendleton
  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Father, Kirk, played receiver for the Cougars from 1980-83
  • Recruited by Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington, UNLV and Utah
  • Brother-in-law of former BYU wide receiver Austin Collie
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Under the direction of head coach Dave Peck, helped lead Bingham HS to its first state championship in 60 years
  • A three-year starter
  • Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret Morning News 5-A Most Valuable Player
  • Named the best overall athlete in the state by the Deseret Morning News
  • Credited with 40 receptions for 699 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • On defense, tallied 89 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass deflections


2007 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted as a true freshman

2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in eight games
  • Contributor on special teams
  • Totaled three tackles on the season, including two solo takedowns
  • Recorded his first career interception in BYU's 44-0 shutout win over Wyoming

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games, including 10 starts at outside linebacker
  • Totaled 52 tackles on the season, including 30 solo
  • Had six tackles for a combined loss of 36 yards
  • Recorded two sacks against New Mexico and one against Utah
  • Had three pass breakups and five quarterback hurries
  • Recorded an interception at UNLV on a pass intended to go out of bounds
  • Recovered a fumble against Tulane
  • Had a career-high eight tackles against New Mexico

2010 | Junior Year

  • Started in first five games of the season and played in six games overall, but injury at Utah State forced surgery
  • Ended the season with 38 tackles, 3.5 TFL, two sacks, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one QB hurry
  • Totaled 12 tackles, including nine solo, at Florida State

2011 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Started seven games before season-ending knee injury vs. TCU
  • Totaled 32 tackles including 8.5 tackles for loss (second on team), four sacks, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup
  • Had three tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup at Ole Miss
  • Recorded five tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry vs. San Jose State
  • Totaled six tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack at Oregon State
  • Had two sacks vs. Idaho State
  • Six tackles vs. TCU