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More than a name

Four-star LB Jordan Mastrogiovanni is as tough on the field as his name is long

Originally Published: May 15, 2012
By Damon Sayles | ESPN RecruitingNation

DALLAS -- He's one of the best linebackers in the nation, but on the Dallas Jesuit High School campus, they hardly ever call him by his name. It's not done to be mean. It's because saying Jordan Mastrogiovanni's last name is only slighly easier than blocking him.

All together now: MAS-tro-gee-oh-vah-nee.

Six syllables. Fourteen letters. One very important name to the Jesuit football team.

"I get that all the time," Mastrogiovanni said of the constant mispronunciation of his ...

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