List includes 16 sports, 7 colleges
Bios: 2014 NFL Draft-Eligible Rams
Barrett, Cartwright, Richburg earn first-team honors
Rams look to win back-to-back Rocky Mountain Showdowns
Richburg named first-team All-MW for second straight season
Career Division I games played/started: 48/38 (14/14 in 2013...12/12 in 2012...12/12 in 2011...10/0 in 2010).
2013 (Senior): Started all 14 games for the Rams at right guard to run his streak to 38 consecutive starts...helped propel the Rams to their most productive offensive performance in school history...was a key cog in a veteran offensive front for a unit that set school records for points (507) and yards per game(470.8)...the Rams rushed for their greatest per-game average (204.4) since 2002 and topped the 500-yard mark eight times, most in school history...helped block for the Rams' single-season record-holder for rushing yards, Kapri Bibbs, who recorded 1,741 yards and a school- and Mountain West-record 31 rushing touchdowns...the Rams' offensive line only allowed 22 sacks, the second-fewest since 2003 (18) at CSU.
- Paved the way for running back Kapri Bibbs to break the school rushing record with 312 yards vs. Nevada (Nov. 9)
- Part of an offensive line that allowed no sacks vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 14) and at Wyoming (Oct. 19) and just one in four other contests, including at Alabama (Sept. 21)
- Served as team captain vs. UTEP (Sept. 28)
- Finished his career with a start at right guard in New Mexico Bowl win over Washington State
2012 (Junior): Started all 12 games to run his streak of consecutive games at right guard to 24, stretching back tot the start of the 2011 season...helped the Rams rush for over 1,500 yards in 2012.
- In season-opening win vs. Colorado (Sept. 1), helped the Rams rush for 125 yards, including a 37-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter to ice the game
- With Chris Nwoke out with an ankle injury, blocked for Donnell Alexander in a losing effort to North Dakota State (Sept. 8)...strong blocking provided Garrett Grayson enough time to connect on the Rams' first offensive play of the game with tight end Crockett Gillmore for a 69-yard touchdown
- Thanks to his ability to open up large holes, Alexander was able to rush for the most yards by a freshman in his first start since Jaime Blake in 1993
- Helped Colorado State rush for 100-plus yards in two consecutive games against Utah State (Sept. 22) and at Air Force (Sept. 29)
- The game against the Falcons also proved to be special because the offensive line did not allow a sack
- On the road at San Diego State (Oct. 13), earned the title of weekly team captain as a representative of the offensive unit
- Over the final four games the rushing attack improved its average to 163.3, three of those games were CSU victories
- Over the final six games the quarterback sacks were cut down from 4.3 per game to 1.7.
2011 (Sophomore): Entrenched as the starter at guard since the beginning of spring ball, started all 12 games...As a sophomore first-year starter, garnered second-team all-conference honors (Phil Steele)...Made his first career start in season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), making a lead block on Chris Nwoke's game-winning touchdown run in the fourth quarter...One week later, in win vs. Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), made another lead block on a Nwoke touchdown, as well as an important block on Raymond Carter's short TD run, helping CSU rush for 242 yards...Quietly helped the Rams to exhilarating, 35-34 win in double overtime at Utah State (Sept. 24), helping RB Chris Nwoke (11 carries, 47 yards, two TD on final three possessions) earn MW Offensive Player of the Week as CSU erased a 21-13 deficit in the final minute of regulation...In loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15), awarded by coaches as the Rams' offensive player of the game for his efforts against the Broncos' stout front...In losing cause at UNLV (Oct. 29), helped the Rams to 250 rushing yards, including 156 from Chris Nwoke...In windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12), helped RB Chris Nwoke to 232 rushing yards, most by an FBS player in Week 11, and then the most by a CSU player ever at Hughes Stadium; the Rams averaged 7.83 yards per carry, sixth-best in program annals; made key blocks on each of Nwoke's big runs in the first half, a 63-yard TD and a 67-yard burst...In loss vs. Air Force (Nov. 26), made a lead block to help spring Chris Nwoke on a 62-yard TD run in the third quarter, assisting the RB to a Hughes Stadium record 269 rushing yards, third most in CSU history and third most by an individual at the FBS level in 2011...Helped Nwoke become first player in Rams' history with multiple 200-yard rushing games in the same season...Early in loss vs. Wyoming (Dec. 3), threw a block to help push the pile on QB Garrett Grayson's 20-yard run, setting up a first-quarter FG; also helped Raymond Carter to 158 yards and two TDs on the ground.
2010 (Freshman): After enrolling as a grayshirt signee in January 2009 and redshirting last year, worked his way into the rotation at guard and played in 10 games as a reserve...Made his college debut late in loss at Nevada (Sept. 11), playing guard on CSU's final drive...In dramatic 36-35 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), played in the fourth quarter at guard after Weston Richburg's ejection; made a key lead block on T.J. Borcky's TD reception in the fourth quarter...Also played several series at guard in loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), initially entering in the second quarter, and saw fourth-quarter action at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), and several series during the first and second halves of big win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16)...Played the last series at No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23)...In 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), played virtually the entire second half at guard, helping the Rams to 328 rushing yards, their most since the 2008 New Mexico Bowl...At SDSU (Nov. 6), played several series, beginning in the second quarter.
2009: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: A grayshirt, enrolled at CSU for the spring 2009 semester and began practice in the spring...In 2007, earned first-team all-state honors as an offensive lineman...Also was voted his conference's defensive MVP...As a senior, was first-team all-conference on both sides of the ball, as an offensive and defensive tackle...Was an all-conference offensive lineman as a junior...Helped his team to three straight conference titles, and consecutive appearances in the state semifinals, in 2006 and 2007...The Loggers were 25-2 over his final two seasons...Served as team captain in 2007...Head coach was Neil Fuller...Also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal: Given name Jordan Charles David Gragert...Last name is pronounced GRAY-gurt...Born Nov. 20, 1989, in Libby, Mont. ...Parents are Pat and Cheri Gragert...Has an older brother, Hunter...Spent an afternoon visiting with developmentally disabled kids serviced by Respite Care in both February 2010 and July 2011...Before 2011 spring practice, spent an afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, helping kids with after-school programs...For a month during the summer of 2010, interacted with low-income Linton Elementary students at a local clubhouse, in conjunction with the Larimer County Food Bank, Fort Collins Recreation and Vineyard church...Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology this spring, and will be pursuing a second degree while playing his final season in 2013...Hometown: Libby, Mont.
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