The All-Star Athlete
From a toddler Jordan was athletic. He was always running, climbing, jumping, skating, or just throwing a basketball. He tried out his skills at baseball, soccer and basketball before settling on football. At the young age of seven Jordan had a burning desire to play football. When he approached his parents about playing little league football, although his dad had played collegiate football, they were not on board. Eventually at the age of eight, Jordan won his parent's approval to strap on the shoulder pads and helmet.
Fast forward from little league to middle school to high school to one college scholarship offer to play for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), Jordan was setting records as a UAB Blazer when suddenly the football program was shutdown. He was blessed with the opportunity to become a highly sought-after college recruit. After talking on the phone for hours with highly respected coaches from top programs and visiting schools, he signed with Indiana University (IU). After playing with the Hoosiers for one season, he decided to enter the 2016 NFL draft.
On April 30, 2016, Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bears. Since being drafted, he has set numerous records.
– Jordan is quietly making a name for himself in the NFL, as a philanthropist and an aspiring businessman.
See Jordan in Action:
Jordan signs with UAB out of high school2013 Read more
Jordan Howard IUFBDecember 2015 Read more
Chicago BearsOn April 30, 2016, Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bears. Since being drafted by the Bears, he has set numerous records. Read more
Jordan Howard's first Pro BowlJanuary 2017 Read more
Jordan Howard with the Brian Piccolo AwardApril 2017 Read more
In Good CompanyJordan surpassed Walter Payton’s record, 5 games faster Read more
CHICAGO BEARS - Running Back
- 1st Bear with 1,000 yards rushing in each of his 1st 2 seasons
- He joins Walter Payton as the only Bears with multiple seasons of 5+ 100-yard rushing games in a year
- Set a Bears rookie rushing record with his 1313 (5.2 average) yards
- Second youngest Bears RB to eclipse 1000 yards in a season
- Ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing yards (2017)
- Ranked second in the NFL in rushing yards (2016)
- First Bears rookie running back to be voted to the Pro Bowl since Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in 1965.
- 5.2 rushing average led the NFC and ranked 4th in the league overall
- First Bears rookie to rush for 100+ yards in each of his first two starts
- First Bears rookie to rush for over 100 yards in 7 games
- Scored 3 touchdowns in a game which tied for second most by a Bears rookie
- NFC Offensive Player of the Week
- FedEx Ground Player of the Week
- Offensive Rookie of the Month for December/January - 2016
- All-Rookie Team (PFWA, Gil Brandt, USA Today, Fox Sports)
- Brian Piccolo Award - 2016