Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Year-End Review for 2012
Rams look to continue home win streak against Lobos
Nwoke rushes for season-high 119 yards and one touchdown
Injuries have taken toll on Rams season
2012 (Junior): Has started 24 consecutive games for the Rams at right guard. Helped the Rams rush for over 1,500 yards in 2012.
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...Majoring in sociology...Hometown: Libby, Mont.