Ohio State Overview: Michael Jordan is one of the top offensive linemen in the Big Ten Conference and now, as a true junior who has started every game the past two years, should start to receive national recognition as one of the top players at his position … a starter since game No. 1 of his freshman campaign in 2016, Jordan has now started 27 consecutive games for the Buckeyes, including all 14 games for the 2017 Big Ten and Cotton Bowl champions … he was named first-team all-Big Ten in 2017 by the league’s coaches and was named a game “champion” by OSU coaches 11 times, including offensive player of the game honors vs. Illinois … helped the Buckeye offense lead the Big Ten in rushing for a third consecutive season at 243.2 yards per game (17th nationally) … Jordan was an early enrollee into classes at Ohio State in January 2016 and worked his way into the starting lineup – and stayed – midway through 2016 spring drills … started all 13 games at right guard and helped the team rank 11th nationally and first in the Big Ten in rushing at 245.2 yards per game in 2016 … is majoring in consumer and family financial services, and he completed a 180-hour internship this summer with Munster Financial.
Notable: In 2016, Jordan was the first true freshman to start along the Ohio State offensive line in 23 years, or since Orlando Pace did so in 1994. He is one of only six Ohio State Buckeyes to start an opening game as a true freshman.
Honors & Awards
2017: First-team All-Big Ten Conference (coaches)
2016: Freshman All-American (Football Writers Association of America)
More on Michael: Jordan was an Associated Press Division 1-2 Michigan all-state pick, a first-team Detroit Free Press all-state selection and a member of the Free Press “dream team” offense after a senior campaign in which he averaged six pancake blocks per game – according to published reports – and did not allow a sack … playing for coach Mike Sawchuck, Jordan was a consensus 4-star prospect (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN) with Top 10 offensive tackle rankings nationally by Rivals (No. 7) and Scout (No. 10) … he was named to the All-USA Today second-team offense … he also wrestled and competed in track and field … is the son of Jacquie and K. Michael Jordan.