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Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Excel is a town located in Monroe County, Alabama. ... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Colors Royal blue, silver, and white Head Coach Bill Parcells All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-307-6 The Dallas Cowboys are a National Football League team based in Irving, Texas. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ...


Jordan was an All-American at the University of Alabama and was named the outstanding player of the 1963 Orange Bowl when he made 31 tackles en route to a 17-0 victory over the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted by the Cowboys in 1963. He became the franchise's all-time leader in solo tackles (743) in his 14 seasons with the Cowboys. He was a two-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. He also helped the Cowboys to three Super Bowls and five NFC Championship games. University of Alabama The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in Miami, Florida. ... The University of Oklahoma (OU) is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ... The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, the pinnacle of American football. ... This page refers to the NFC football conference. ...


Jordan was small for his position at only 6'1" and 215 pounds, but his competitiveness and drive made up for his lack of size. Head coach Tom Landry said of Jordan, "He was a great competitor. He was not big for a middle linebacker, but because of his competitiveness, he was able to play the game and play it well. His leadership was there and he demanded a lot out of the people around him as he did of himself." Thomas Wade Landry (born September 11, 1924 in Mission, Texas - died February 12, 2000 in Dallas, Texas) was an American football player and coach. ...


In 1983, Jordan became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1989, he became the seventh member of the Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium. 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Texas Stadium has been the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys since 1971. ...


Jordan currently heads the Lee Roy Jordan Lumber Company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ... Dallas is one of the ten largest cities in the United States and the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Texas. ...


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Lee Roy Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (384 words)
Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s.
Then in his final season with the Crimson tide, Jordan was a first team All-American, assisted his team to a 10-1 record, and was named the outstanding player of the Orange Bowl when he made 30 tackles en route to a 17-0 victory over the University of Oklahoma.
Jordan was small for his position at only 6'1" and 215 pounds, but his competitiveness and drive made up for his lack of size.
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Jordan, an All-American at Alabama taken with the team's top pick in the 1963 draft, was a key member of the Cowboys' famed "Doomsday Defense." The 14-seasons he played in Dallas ties him with four others for the second longest playing tenure in franchise history.
Amazingly, more than 25 years after his retirement, Jordan still holds Cowboys records for career solo tackles with 743, is second in career assisted tackles with 493 and, of course, holds the career combined tackles record with 1,236.
Jordan still holds the third and fourth highest totals of solo tackles in a single season with 100 in 1975 and 97 in 1968.
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