Name: Jordan Walters
School: East Stroudsburg
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Goals that I set for myself are to be 1st team all conference kicker and punter. A goal I had set when u came to ESU was to break the school record of a 53 yard field goal. The goals I accomplished were as follows: -Broke ESU and PSAC record for longest field goal (56 yards).
-16-19 on the season for field goals. I went 100% on extra points, 40-40.
-PSAC East 1 team kicker and PSAC East 1 team punter also.
-D2CCA All-Region 1st team kicker
-AFCA All-American 1st team kicker
-D2CCA All-America 2nd team kicker
-Associated Press All-American kicker
-Don Hansen Super Region 1 1st team kicker and 3rd team punter
-D2football All-America 2nd team kicker
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates and coaches would say I am a hard working player off and on the field. No matter what I am doing I am going to attack it as best as I can and follow through with what I say I am going to do. I stay true to my word and will be there for any of my brothers and coaches on and off the field. They would say I am a hard worker and won’t quit until I get what I am working for. I encourage everyone around me to bring the best attitude to the table and a winning attitude.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
The main thing I focus on is technique. The importance of technique in the kicking game is huge and I am always trying to find anything to critique myself so that I can get better. Making sure foot placement is correct is huge and the smallest of angle can throw a kick completely off. I also look at how other teams line up against me. I will try to exploit them if I see an opening somewhere or if they are favoring a returner.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Not many pro prospects have been through the journey that I have to get where I am. I am an Army Veteran and was stationed in Fort Bragg, NC for 3 years and also deployed to Iraq for 9 months. I was part of the 82nd Airborne and jumped out of planes during my time serving our country. I am relentless and as a kicker won’t stand down to anyone. I put myself to the same standard as everyone else and will keep pushing until I am the best.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
During my offseason I will be working on drills and kicking at my school just to keep on trying to perfect my craft. I also will be working with NFL hash marks to get used to that small change so I am ready when the time comes. I will be training with weights at the gym and keeping my whole body in great shape so that after the draft I will be ready for camp.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My main strength is attitude, I would say that I try to find the best out of all situations whether it is on the field or off the field. Having a positive attitude brings out the best of everyone and eventually will build a winning character. All I want to do is win in everything I do. I will get the best out of those around me by having a positive attitude and that is a culture driver for me.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
By having me on your team you are going to get a guy that is dedicated to you and all this brothers. We are all in the fight for the same thing and that is to be great and win games. I will show up to your franchise with a winning attitude and you will get that out of me everyday. I will be first in the door everyday and make sure to give everything I have to win football games for your team. I will keep working until I am the best kicker in the league.