During Seymour’s first football practice of the 2012 season on Aug. 1, Gabe Jordan went up to catch the ball and a teammate landed on his knee.
That hyperextended his medial collateral ligament, and he had to sit out of practices, scrimmages and the first game of the season at home against Franklin.
Thankfully, though, he didn’t need surgery, and he has been able to play the past two weeks.
Asked if he was glad to be back on the field, Jordan quickly replied, “Oh yeah. I love it. It’s so much fun.”
It’s a good thing he recovered because he is the Owls’ sole senior wide receiver. Last season, Grant Hubbard and Wade Fox set several records as receivers, and Jordan was the third man in the group, making a few plays of his own. But Hubbard and Fox graduated in the spring.
“Wade and Grant last year were huge. They were very good predecessors to me, and I learned a lot from them,” Jordan said. “I learned to be strong, and if the ball is up in the air, it’s got to be mine. I’ve got to come down with it no matter what.”
When he knows the quarterback is going to throw to him, Jordan said, “I’m excited. I love it. You go through a million things walking up to the line, and once you’re on the line, you know what you’re doing, you know what your job is and you just clear your mind and you know to let your feet move and you just go through it.”
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