CSU scores 18 points in final three minutes
Grayson leads the way with 153 yards and two touchdowns
Colorado State takes field for its second spring drills under Jim McElwain
Rams enjoy time off with movie
2012 Signing Class Highlights; 24 players
Career Division I games played/started: 11/1 (11/1 in 2013)
2013 (Freshman): Provided the Rams with a deep-play threat, hauling in 22 receptions for 255 yards (11.6) and three touchdowns while playing in 11 games with one start.
- Caught his first career touchdown pass against Tulsa (Sept. 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 (Nov. 30), a 49-yard pass to put the Rams up 51-0...set a then-career high with four receptions
- In the Rams' win over Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 21) had a game- and career-high eight catches for 60 yards and one touchdown, which pulled CSU within one touchdown with 2:52 remaining in a game the Rams would win 48-45 on a last-second field goal
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: A speedy, four-sport athlete at Prairie View High School in Henderson, a suburb northeast of Denver, lettered four years in football...An electrifying offensive attacker and return specialist, twice earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors, and garnered three consecutive first-team all-Mountain Plains League selections...Scored more touchdowns and compiled more receiving, return and all-purpose yards than any player in PVHS history...Also surpassed 1,000 career return yards, including five touchdowns...As a senior team captain in 2011, managed to lead his team in rushing and passing touchdowns, after starting three games at quarterback...A first-team all-state choice in 2011, ran for 654 yards on 96 carries, with seven TDs, while catching a team-leading 16 passes for 147 yards...Also completed 15-of-28 passes for 296 yards and four TDs...In 2009, picked up all-state and all-conference honors, registering 21 receptions for 299 yards with four TDs, and rushing for 273 yards and a TD on 33 carries...As a sophomore first-year starter in 2009, posted a career-best 37 catches for 550 yards and two TDs, while averaging nearly 15 yards per carry (14-209), with one score on the ground...Had four catches for 11 yards as a freshman...Also achieved academic all-state honors...Head football coach was Rocky Schneider...Also lettered four years in basketball, including a first-team all-conference season, and lettered twice in track and cross country...Top time in the 40-yard dash was 4.5 seconds...Also owned at the time of his signing a personal best of 14.7 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles.
Personal: Given name Jordon Lynn Vaden...Last name is pronounced VAY-din...Born Dec. 1, 1993, in Denver, Colo. ...Son of Jeff and Debra Vaden...The youngest of four children, has one brother and two sisters...Brother, Jeff, played football and competed on the track and field team at Northern Colorado, while sister Avyn played basketball and golf at Peru State in Nebraska...majoring in health and exercise science...Hometown: Henderson, Colo.
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