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Jordon Vaden
Jordon  Vaden

RS Senior

Henderson, Colo.

High School:
Prairie View

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195



Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts


CSU Fall Camp Notebook: Day 8

Serveral newcomers step up in 1st fall scrimmage


CSU Fall Camp Notebook: Day 4

Team practices in heat; Thurston, Vaden impressing


Spring Notebook: Offense bounces back, running backs shine in 2nd spring scrimmage

Bauta, Peters, Wilson among offensive standouts


Spring Notebook: Rams practice outside, add shells

Secondary spots up for grabs


Football recap: Rams become bowl eligible with victory at New Mexico

CSU intercepts 3 passes in come-from-behind road win


2012 Signing Class Highlights

2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players


CSU Football vs. Utah State

CSU Football vs. Utah State - 10/8/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]


CSU Football vs. UTSA (Sept. 10, 2016)

Colorado State vs. UTSA (Sept. 10, 2016) (Photos by Abbie Parr)


CSU Football Fall Camp - Scrimmage #1

CSU Football Fall Camp - Scrimmage #1 - 8/11/16 [Photos by Don Reichert]


CSU Football Fall Camp - Practice #3

CSU fall football practice - 8-6-16 [Photos by Kalli Wilkins]


CSU Football Spring Scrimmage

CSU football spring scrimmage

Converted to cornerback during spring camp after spending three seasons as a wide receiver... Had seven tackles and an interception during a spring scrimmage.

2016 (Senior): Has played in all five games and started two, recording 17 tackles including a tackle for a loss.
  • Recorded four tackles in his first career start at cornerback in the season opener against Colorado (Sept. 2)
  • Registered a career-high six tackles including a tackle for a loss in a win against UTSA (Sept. 10)
2015 (Junior): Played in 11 games, earning starts vs. Minnesota (9/12) and at Fresno State (11/28)... Caught 11 passes for 184 yards... Returned five kickoffs for 168 yards, including a 99-yard return vs. Savannah State (9/5).
  • Caught at least one pass in six of CSU's final eight games after not recording any through the first five contests.
  • Had two receptions for 38 yards in a win over Air Force (10/17), including a 23-yard reception in which he hauled in the catch on his toes in order to remain in bounds.
  • Recorded a season-high 87 receiving yards on just four catches in a win at New Mexico (11/21)... On the third play of the third quarter, Nick Stevens found Vaden for a 57-yard pickup, setting up a Rams' field goal... It was CSU's second-longest play from scrimmage of the season.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in seven games, catching five passes for 42 yards.

2013 (Freshman): Provided the Rams with a deep-play threat, hauling in 22 receptions for 255 yards (11.6 average) and three touchdowns while playing in 11 games with one start.
  • Caught his first career touchdown pass against Tulsa (9/7) on a 19-yard strike from Garrett Grayson to put the Rams in front 17-14... Also pulled down a deep pass across the middle for a gain of 52 yards, putting CSU on Tulsa’s one-yard line and setting up a Chris Nwoke touchdown run... Finished the contest with a career-high 80 receiving yards.
  • Hauled in his second career touchdown in the regular-season finale vs. Air Force (11/30), a 49-yard pass to put the Rams up 51-0.
  • In the Rams’ win over Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl (12/21) had a career-most eight catches for 60 yards and one touchdown, which pulled CSU within one score with 2:52 remaining in a game the Rams would win 48-45 on a last-second field goal. 
2012 (Redshirt): Redshirted during his first collegiate season.

High School:
  • Is a 2012 graduate of Prairie View High School in Henderson, Colo., a suburb northeast of Denver.
  • Scored more touchdowns and compiled more receiving, return and all-purpose yards than any player in Prairie View history... Surpassed 1,000 career return yards, including five touchdowns.
  • An electrifying offensive attacker and return specialist, twice earned first-team Class 4A All-Colorado honors, and garnered three consecutive first-team All-Mountain Plains League selections.
  • As a senior in 2011, ran for 654 yards on 96 carries (6.8 average) with seven touchdowns, while catching a team-leading 16 passes for 147 yards... Also completed 15-of-28 passes for 296 yards and four touchdowns.
  • As a senior team captain in 2011, led his team in rushing and passing touchdowns after starting three games at quarterback.
  • Picked up All-Colorado and All-Mountain Plains League honors in 2010, registering 21 receptions for 299 yards with four touchdowns and rushing for 273 yards and a score on 33 carries.
  • As a sophomore first-year starter in 2009, posted a career-best 37 catches for 550 yards and two touchdowns, while averaging nearly 15 yards per carry with one score on the ground.
  • Had four catches for 11 yards as a freshman in 2008.
  • Head football coach was Rocky Schneider.
  • Also lettered four years in basketball and twice in track & field and cross country... Earned first-team all-conference honors on the hardwood... Owned a top time of 14.7 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
  • Achieved Academic All-Colorado honors.
Personal: Last name is pronounced VAY-din... Born Dec. 1, 1993 in Denver, Colo. ... Hometown is Henderson, Colo. ... Parents are Jeff and Debra Vaden... The youngest of four children, has one brother and two sisters... Brother, Jeff, played football and competed on the track & field team at Northern Colorado... Sister, Avyn, played basketball and golf at Peru State in Nebraska... Majoring in interdisiplinary liberal arts.

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