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Ducks Football BIO
Player Profile:
PERSONAL — Born Jordan Russell Kent July 24, 1984, in Dhaharan, Saudi Arabia. Parents: Ernie and Dianna Kent. Family: One brother, one sister. High School: Churchill 2002. Major: Graduated with Business Administration degree in Spring 2006. Father is Oregon’s head basketball coach.

HIGH SCHOOL — An 11-time individual and team state champion in basketball and track, contributed to state team titles in both sports as a junior before repeating track crown his final year. The first-team all-state pick averaged 18 points on the hardwood while leading Lancers to a 20-4 record his senior season. On the track, became the state’s first four-event individual champion in the same year by winning state 4A titles in the long jump, 100, 200 and 400 meters in 2002. The two-time state track athlete of the year completed his prep career winning three state 400 championships and two 200 and long jump gold medals, setting state records in each of the latter two events. As a junior, bettered 41-year-old state meet long jump record (25-1 1/4) previously held by Mel Renfro (24-1 1/4, 1960).

OREGON — If it wasn’t enough that he had the nerve to step onto the football field for the first time in 2005 without ever having played the game, he succeeded in becoming the first male Division I athlete to letter in three or more sports in the same year (football, basketball and track) since 2001-02. Parlays pure athletic ability and blazing speed that few defensive backs can match, with the only thing lacking being experience. Improved immensely throughout first spring of gridiron tutoring in 2006 as he relied on intelligence and disciplines from other sports to eagerly grasp anything to make him better.  Film study during the off-season will be crucial to his learning the game. The four-time NCAA track & field All-American and 2003 200-meter regional winner ran the opening leg on school’s 2005 third-place NCAA 4x400 relay and anchored school-record 4x100 relay that placed sixth. Owns collegiate bests of 10.41 (100), 20.82w (200), 46.95 (400) and 24-9 3/4 (long jump). Selected as an academic all-conference honoree on six occasions.

2005 — With only three weeks of football practice under his belt, stepped onto the field in the season opener at Houston for 11 snaps. Caught his first pass (41 yards) ever the following week vs. Montana and his first touchdown (68 yards) at Washington State. Completed inaugural football season with three catches for 114 yards (38.0 avg.) and one score. Played in eight games, with his most extensive action coming against the Grizzlies (18 plays). The Pac-10’s academic all-conference honorable mention football choice also was named to the league’s second-team all-academic basketball squad  for the second straight year. Was selected as the basketball team’s top defender, with the 15-game starter averaging 3.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. On the track, he anchored the 4x100 relay to its first Pac-10 title ever in the event in 2006.
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