Date of Birth
St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis (1969-1972)
Shelby Jordan led Washington University in St. Louis in tackles for three consecutive seasons en route to being named a Kodak first-team All-America during his senior campaign. The 1972 team captain and Bears MVP is considered the greatest defensive player in school history, and he was named to the school’s 1990 All-Centennial football team. Drafted in the seventh round of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers, he eventually became a six-year starter for the New England Patriots at offensive tackle and later won Super Bowl XVIII with the Los Angeles Raiders. Jordan and his wife, Donzella, fund and direct a Los Angeles-based nonprofit economic-development corporation that provides affordable urban housing and services for families and seniors. He has received numerous awards for his work within the community, and he was named a WUSL Distinguished Alumni in 2009.
- 1972 First Team All-America (College Div.)
Class of 2013