New Orleans Saints Salute Nominee: Cameron Jordan

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Cameron Jordan (Defensive End)

The nine-year Saints NFL veteran is a stalwart in the community, especially when it comes to supporting the military both locally and worldwide. In both the 2017 and 2019 off-season's, he participated in the NFL's USO Tour. In 2017, he made his first tour visiting troops in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. In 2019, Jordan represented the club and the NFL as he visited troops and their families in South Korea. Annually, he has also taken part in several events locally in the New Orleans area related to the military including visiting local military bases and taking part in the Pros vs. G.I. Joes video gaming tournaments at the team's facility with local active military while playing against military members overseas.

Jordan also has taken a real interest in engaging with Mr. Lawrence Brooks, a (now) 110-year old World War II veteran (one of the oldest surviving veterans) and New Orleanian. Jordan first met Mr. Brooks at a walk through practice at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center in 2017. Brooks imparted words of wisdom on the team discussing his long life of both military and civilian experiences. Jordan was so impressed by Brooks' vitality, experience, and interest in meeting with the team, that he gifted him tickets to Super Bowl LII and delivered the good news by a Facetime call. Jordan is currently tied for third in team record books with 76.5 career sacks and tied for eighth in the NFL in 2019 with five quarterback takedowns through the first six games.

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