Oklahoma State’s Jordan Burton went from a junior college safety in 2014 to an All Big 12 First-Team linebacker in 2015. The 6-2/215 senior from Longview, Texas was second in tackling for the Cowboys (98 tackles), 9 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks in 2015 as a junior and first year player for OSU.
Burton recorded 12 tackles at Iowa State, 13 against TCU and set a career-high with 15 tackles against the Baylor Bears on November 21st.
Jordan Burtan began his collegiate career at Stephen F. Austin where he redshirted in 2012 and played in 11 games of the 2013 season. In 2014 he was a member of the First-Team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference as he paced Kilgore Junior College with 108 tackles. His season average of 10.8 tackles per game ranked eighth nationally among the JUCO ranks. In addition to Oklahoma State he picked up offers from Memphis, Minnesota, Troy, Southern Miss, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech among others.
Burton is one of seven returning starters on OSU’s defense this fall.