Jordan Gay ’13 lands contract with New York Giants

Posted by Centre News in Alumni, Athletics, News 13 Jan 2014

Jordan Gay kicking

Centre College alumnus Jordan Gay ’13 has officially extended his NFL career, signing a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants last Thursday. This step continues an already impressive football legacy that includes an extensive list of recognitions during his time as a Centre Colonel, as well as a stint with the Carolina Panthers during 2013.

At the time of the NFL draft last May, Jordan was ranked the 15th kicker by CBS Sports and was the 19th player from Centre to advance to the NFL. He holds seven school records, a number of national distinctions, and recognitions as an All-American and a three-time conference Special Teams Player of the Year. He completed his senior season as the Southern Athletic Association’s first-team kicker, punter and Special Teams Player of the Year, boasting a 44.8-yard average and a long of 59 yards on 34 punts, landing seven of those inside the 20. As a kicker, Gay also made eight field goals, with a school-record long of 53 yards and successfully completed all 32 of his extra-point attempts.

“We are grateful for the opportunity that the Giants are giving him to compete for a job,” said his father, Jamey Gay, Centre’s head athletic trainer, on Thursday. “He officially signed today at lunch!”

Jordan Gay joins the Giants, who are led by coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning, as they begin their 90th season in the National Football League. Season schedules become available in April.

by Mariah Pohl ’15
 

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