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#20 Jordan Dangerfield
Position: Free Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
High School: Palm Beach H.S.
Major: Sports Management

All-American performer at free safety who will be a candidate for Buck Buchanan Award as top defensive player in FCS football ... hard-hitting defensive back who was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team in 2011 ... named pre-season All-CAA prior to 2012 this season ... third-year starter ... one of the  captains of the Turnaround Tigers last season ... vocal and physical leader of the Tiger defense ... excellent tackler and very passionate football player ... great leader and a very smart player ... has great speed and excellent range ... earned third team pre-season All-America honors from The Sports Network ... transfer from Hofstra University after the 2009 season who joined Tigers  because Hofstra discontinued its football program.


2011 SEASON: Earned first team All-CAA honors and first team All-ECAC notice ... named first team All-American honors from College Sports Journal ... played in 10 games and started all of them ... key to Tigers’ dramatic turnaround and CAA championship ... led the Tigers with 93 tackles ... ranked seventh in the CAA in tackles ... ranked second among CAA defensive backs in tackles ... intercepted two passes, forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles ... tied for CAA lead in forced fumbles ... did not play in Tigers’ wins at Old Dominion and William & Mary due to injury ... led Tigers to season-opening win over Morgan State with three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery ... made nine tackles and forced a fumble in win over Villanova ...  led Tigers to Homecoming win over Colgate with 13 tackles ... also made 13 tackles and forced a fumble at Maryland ... had nine tackles in win over Richmond ... returned to action against Delaware and made seven tackles ... helped Tigers to a 40-30 win at No. 7 Maine with 11 tackles ... made career high 16 tackles and intercepted a pass in Tigers’ 56-42 victory over New Hampshire ... made 11 tackles and recovered a fumble in FCS playoff game against Lehigh ... honored as Tigers’ Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 ... named as Towson University’s Male Athlete of the Year at annual awards celebration.


2010 SEASON: Appeared in all 11 games at safety and started 10 times ...  did not start against Maine due to Senior Day when Coach Rob Ambrose started all the seniors ... led Tigers with 96 tackles ... averaged 8.7 tackles per game to lead all Colonial Athletic Association defensive backs ... led Tigers with two forced fumbles ... second on the team with five pass breakups ... made four tackles for lost yardage ... had one fumble recovery ... Tigers’ leading tackler in five of 11 games ... made team high 10 tackles with a forced fumble and a pass breakup in season opener at Indiana ... led Tigers to a five-overtime victory over Coastal Carolina ... made nine tackles against Coastal and broke up two passes ... came up with game-winning play when he broke up a pass in the end zone on Coastal’s attempt for game-tying two-point conversion in fifth overtime period ... made seven tackles in CAA opener at Villanova ... had eight tackles at Columbia ... made nine tackles and forced a fumble against nationally-ranked Massachusetts ... made 10 tackles in Tigers’ upset bid against No. 7 James Madison ... made a career high 13 tackles and broke up a pass at Richmond ... had 9 tackles and a quarterback sack against Rhode Island ... made game high 11 tackles against No. 5 Delaware ... made six tackles and recovered a fumble in season finale at New Hampshire.


AT HOFSTRA: Appeared in eight games as a freshman for the Pride ... made one start ... ranked 11th on the team with 23 tackles ... led Hofstra with two interceptions for 54 yards ... made first career start against Western Michigan and had six tackles ... helped the Pride to a 24-17 win over James Madison with an interception and a 28-yard return in the fourth quarter, sealing the win ... intercepted a pass and returned it 26 yards in Hofstra’s loss to Delaware ... also had one pass breakup ... made four tackles against New Hampshire ... had three tackles in win over Rhode Island.


AT ROYAL PALM BEACH H.S.: Four-year performer on the football team at Royal Palm Beach Community H.S. ... member of three district championship teams ... named second team All-Florida as a senior ... named first team All-County and first team All-Area ... team captain of the Wildcats ... made 40 tackles and broke up seven passes as a senior ... also intercepted four passes ... forced four fumbles and recovered three fumbles ... scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats ... had a 90-yard interception return for a TD and a 70-yard return for another touchdown ... chosen to play in the 2008 Outback Steakhouse Senior Bowl ... honored as the Wildcats’ Defensive Most Valuable Player twice ... earned second team All-County honors as a sophomore and junior ... made 48 tackles with four interceptions as a junior ... had 30 tackles and intercepted ten passes as a sophomore ... finished scholastic career with 18 interceptions ... named to Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel first team as a junior and senior ... competed for track and field team in high school.


PERSONAL: Has three brothers and three sisters ... lists his deceased father, David Dangerfield, as the person he admires the most ... favorite athlete is Champ Bailey of the Denver Broncos ... lists The Bible as his favorite book ... favorite NFL team is Minnesota Vikings ... enjoys playing video games with his brothers ... enjoys eating Shrimp Alfredo ... mother is a graduate of St. John’s University who works in law enforcement ... son of Erica Dangerfield and the late David Dangerfield ... born on December 25, 1990 in Elmont, N.Y. ... major is sports management.


Season GP UT AT Tackles For Loss PB FR Ints-Yds.
2011 10 57 36 93 0.5-1 0 2 2-0
2010 11 50 46 96 4-12 5 1 0-0
CAREER 21 107 82 189 4.5-13 5 3 2-0

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