OLBJordan Tripp

Montana — FCS
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 237
  • Hometown: Missoula, Montana
  • Age: 22

Bio

SUMMARY: Jordan was a rare four-year starter and an even rarer five-time letterman.   He’s fourth in school history with 335 career tackles, and holds the school standard with 10 fumble recoveries.  He played in 53 career games with 38 starts, and had 24 consecutive starts his junior and senior seasons.  He was a  finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award (the FCS Defensive Player of the Year) in 2012 and 2013, finishing 10th in the balloting both of those years.

2013 (SENIOR): He was selected to play in both the 65th Annual Senior Bowl and the 89th Annual East-West Shrine Game.  He is the second player (Scott Gragg) in school history to be invited to the Senior Bowl.   He was the Grizzlies’ second-leading tackler with 100 stops.  He was named first team All-Big Sky Conference, and also chosen to numerous All-America teams.  He was Montana’s co-captain on defense.  He was voted the recipient of UM’s Pat Norwood Award (Most Inspirational Player).

2012 (JUNIOR): He had an exceptional season with 95 tackles (second on the team), and had a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss. He was named to three All-America teams: Sports Network (second team); Associated Press (third team), and Phil Steele Magazine (first team). He was the recipient of UM's Tony Barbour Award ("best exemplifies the values and work ethic of Grizzly football." He had 10 or more tackles in four games. In the spring he was chosen by former Griz defensive end Ryan Fetherston to wear UM's legacy number 37 (a tradition that started in 1987).

2011 (REDSHIRT): He started in the first three games, but was injured in the Eastern Washington contest.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): He started all 11 games and was second on the team with 99 total tackles. He had a team-high (tied with Fetherston) nine tackles for loss, and led the squad with a team-best three fumble recoveries. He had 10 or more tackles in six games. He was an honorable mention All-Big Sky selection.

2009 (FRESHMAN): He was ranked among Montana's top tacklers as a true freshman, despite not starting and playing primarily on special teams. He was UM's 20th leading tackler with 24 stops. His two fumble recoveries were the second most on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL: He was an "AA" all-state and all-conference pick at Big Sky High School as a senior when he had 12 sacks despite battling an injury. He registered 72 tackles, including 13 for losses for the 6-5 Eagles in 2008. He was a team captain in football his senior year. He was also all-league selection in football as a junior. He also lettered in track. His high school coach was former Griz player (1959-61) and UM coach (1977-79), the late Gary Ekegren.

PERSONAL: He is a third generation football player at Montana. His father, Bryan, was a starting linebacker for the Grizzlies in 1989 and 1990, while his grandfather, Gene (Junior), played and lettered at Montana in 1963-64. His mom's name is Lisa. He is a business management major. His birth date is April 3, 1991. Misc.: Jordan's first two-plus seasons while playing at UM he wore the same number, 44, that his dad Bryan wore when he played for the Grizzlies.