By: Josh Runda
When you bring up his name, people often refer to him as the guy around campus with the beaver head tattoo. Jordan Burdue is a familiar face around the campus at Bluffton University and grew up in Liberty Center, Ohio; from the start he has always showed a love and passion for the game of football. “I finished up my fourteenth season this past spring, and this upcoming spring will be my fifteenth” said Burdue. Jordan will start his second year of semi-professional football this upcoming spring, after playing for the Evansville Rage last year, an indoor semi-professional team; Burdue will play for a team out of Dayton this season.
Aside from his own career focus, Burdue also helps out with the Bluffton University Football team. After four seasons at linebacker, Burdue couldn’t get enough and volunteered as an assistant on head coach Tyson Veidt’s defense. “It was great to work with Coach Burdue in my senior season, he was helpful to our success as a defense this year” said senior outside linebacker Ben Kaufman. This off-season Burdue is helping with the teams conditioning program, along with a full slate of classes and his own workouts to get in. “I would like to stay here in Bluffton and coach full time if that was possible or somewhere in the area close to here” said Burdue about his future plans.
On top of football, coaching, and school, Burdue is a partner in a business that he hopes to get started, called “LTG.” So far the company has produced shirts and wristbands expressing not only the company’s motto, but the motto that Burdue lives by: The dream is forever, the time is now, Love the Grind.