High-SchoolFootball: Milo Jordan

The Huddle: Play Your Position

September, 26, 2011
The huddle is a sacred place in football; one where the team and game are the only things that count. We’re going inside the huddle by talking to football players on the POWERADE FAB 50 teams to find out their most valuable lessons learned -- on or off the field -- that contribute to their success.

In the fourth addition of the series, defensive tackle Milo Jordan of Centennial High (Corona, Calif.) talks about how to become more of a selfless player and build trust with teammates. Jordan has a 3.2 average and a desire to become a graphic designer. The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder is committed to become a Sun Devil for Arizona State.

Last season, Jordan made 94 tackles and came up with nearly six sacks, recovered three fumbles and caused two more fumbles. Not a bad season for a junior who helped to guide the Huskies to a 14-1 record and a state runner-up finish.

"One thing that I've always been able to do is be a big team player, but there were times in the past where I may have gotten out of position because I didn't trust the guy next to me to do his particular job," said Jordan.

"You want to have the numbers, yeah, but you also want to do your job, and then, a lot of times you'll find out that that makes your team a lot more solid. You learn how to play to the benefit of everyone, and not yourself."

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