Nine Days to Miami Football: Brevin Jordan strives to be CFB best TE

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24: .(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24: .(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Junior Brevin Jordan enters the 2020 Miami football season with the goal of becoming the best tight end in college football.

Junior Brevin Jordan has shown the talent in his first two seasons with the Miami football program to be one of the best tight ends in college football. In order to be the best TE in 2020, Jordan has to stay healthy. Jordan led the returning Miami receivers with 485 yards on 35 receptions with two touchdowns in 2019.

Jordan was selected to Mackey Award Watch List honoring the best TE in college football. Jordan was a Mackey Award finalist in 2019. The new Miami spread offense should provide Jordan a chance to greatly increase his numbers in 2020. Jordan has 67 receptions for 782 yards and six TDs in his Miami football career.

Those numbers could be approachable for the entire season in 2020. Jordan has a chance to set the Miami career TE records with 121 receptions, 1,753 yards and 14 TDs by Clive Walford, with a productive season in 2020. The new spread offense Miami will run in 2020 is very TE friendly.

SMU TE Kylen Granson had 43 receptions for 721 yards and nine TDs in 2019. Jordan will be lined up in multiple ways by Lashlee. With junior TE Will Mallory, Miami has a TE tandem that has been under utilized their first two seasons. With Jordan likely entering the 2021 NFL Draft this is their last chance to live up to the hype.

Earlier this summer, Jordan spoke about the expectations for himself and the need to stay healthy to reach the goal of becoming the best TE in college football. Jordan was the top ranked TE signee in 2018. The hard work that Jordan has put in during the 2020 offseason has him ready to stay healthy and have a big impact.

"“I am not the best tight end in the country because I couldn’t stay healthy, I couldn’t stay on the field last year. You can’t prove you are the best if you aren’t on the field. I want to stay healthy this year.I was in a dark place. I was so hurt and just sick. I came to The U to make plays and win championships and I am not on the field to help my team. That just drove me. I was up early and staying up late just grinding. I have never worked so hard to get back on the field.”"

As Miami gets set to open the 2020 season against UAB September 10, Jordan and the Hurricanes will face a tough UAB defense that was seventh against the pass in 2019. The Blazers held Tennessee to 181 passing yards in the only game UAB played against a Power Five opponent in 2019.

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With D’Eriq King at QB, Jordan can be one of top receivers on the Miami football team. Jordan and senior WR Mike Harley are the only two proven consistent receivers Miami has returning for the 2020 season. If Brevin Jordan can stay healthy he can lead Miami in receiving and receive national accolades.