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Jordan Akins

Jordan  Akins

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
McDonough, Ga.

High School:
Union Grove

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 237

Position:
Tight End

09/12/2015

UCF 7, Stanford 31

UCF dropped its second game of the season, falling to Stanford 31-7.

09/03/2015

UCF vs. Florida International, 15-14

NCAA Football: Central Florida opens their season against Florida International .

10/09/2014

Football vs. BYU

NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Central Florida (USATSI)

09/20/2014

Football vs. Bethune Cookman

NCAA Football: Bethune Cookman at Central Florida (USATSI)

SOPHOMORE (2015)
-Opened the year as a starting wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner, but was injured on the opening kickoff vs. Furman
-In two games, combined for 14 receptions, 152 yards and two scores
-Ran back six kickoffs for 149 yards, and two punts for 15 yards
-FIU 9/3: Delivered nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns
-Stanford 9/12: Had five receptions for 48 yards, as well as five kick returns for 119 yards including a long of 44 yards

TRUE FRESHMAN (2014)
-In his first year back on the gridiron, notched 12 catches for 135 yards
-On special teams, returned 15 kicks for 363 yards and a 24.2 average
-Had 498 all-purpose yards
-At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Akins, a former pro baseball player, made his debut on the collegiate field and ran back five kickoffs for 142 yards including a 68-yard burst
-Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Posted a pair of catches for 30 yards
-UConn 11/1: Had two catches and two kickoff returns
-Tulsa 11/14: Returned two kickoffs for 77 yards and also added 32 yards off two catches
-At USF 11/28: Delivered two catches for 15 yards
-Also had a reception against Missouri, Houston, BYU and East Carolina

PRIOR TO UCF
-Selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers
-A member of the 2010 UCF football signing class before inking a deal with the Rangers
-Hit .218 as an outfielder in four seasons in the Texas farm system, including a .283 mark in 2011
-Boasted 24 homers and 42 stolen bases in 321 minor-league games played

HIGH SCHOOL
-Coached by Steve Collins at Union Grove High School
-An all-state selection in 2009 as a senior
-Attended Strong Rock Christian as a junior and passed for 823 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 784 yards and 14 touchdowns to earn all-state honors
-Named all-conference as a sophomore
-Also recruited by Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech and Tennessee

PERSONAL
-Born in Locust Grove, Ga.

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