LaMont Jordan was signed by the Patriots as a veteran free agent on July 26, 2008 … Originally drafted by the New York Jets in the second round (49th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft … Signed by the Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent (3/4/05)… Released by the Raiders (7/25/08).
GP/GS (Playoffs): 113/29 (21/0)
- Jordan is in his ninth NFL season in 2008 and entered the year having played in 97 regular season games with 29 starts.
- In 2007, Jordan finished second on the Raiders in rushes with 144 and rushing yards with 549 and placed fourth on the team with 28 receptions out of the backfield.
- Turned in a career year in 2005, surpassing his previous career totals in rushes (272), rushing yards (1,025), receptions (70), receiving yards (563).
- Was the only player in the NFL to rank in the top 20 in receptions (70), rushing yards from scrimmage (1,588), first downs (86) and scoring (68 points) in his 2005 campaign.
2008 (8/0/0/8): Part of a Patriots rushing attack that tallied the highest rushing yardage for a season since 1985, as New England runners chewed up 2,278 combined yards for the 2008 season and also contributed the highest rushing touchdown total since 1981 with 21 running scores ... Led the team in rushing once (at N.Y. Jets) ... Turned in his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform, breaking off a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter - the longest rush by a Patriots running back in 2008 - during the Patriots' 49-26 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 14.
Kansas City (9/7): Saw action in reserve at running back in his Patriots debut, making two carries for six yards. at N.Y. Jets (9/14): Played significant time in reserve at running back in the Patriots' 19-10 win over the Jets ... Led the team with 11 carries for 62 yards. Miami (9/21): Played in reserve at running back ... Carried the ball six times for 22 yards. at San Francisco (10/5): Played in reserve at running back in the Patriots' 30-21 road win over the 49ers ... Made five carries for 16 yards. at San Diego (10/12): Inactive. Denver (10/20): Inactive. St. Louis (10/26): Inactive. at Indianapolis (11/2): Inactive. Buffalo (9/9): Inactive. N.Y. Jets (11/13): Inactive. at Miami (11/23): Inactive. Pittsburgh (11/30): Inactive. at Seattle (12/7): Returned to action in a reserve role at running back in the Patriots' 24-21 comeback victory over the Seahawks ... Tallied four carries for 18 yards. at Oakland (12/14): Played in reserve at running back in the Patriots' 49-26 victory over the Raiders ... Tallied 97 yards rushing on 12 carries as the Patriots combined for their highest single-game rushing output in a game since 1985 and the eighth highest in team history ... Turned in his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform, breaking off a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter - the longest rush by a Patriots running back this season ... Ran for a season high 8.1 yards per carry. Arizona (12/21): Played in reserve at running back in the Patriots' 47-7 victory over the Cardinals ... Turned in his fourth career game with two or more touchdowns, reaching the end zone twice while making 20 carries for 78 yards ... Scored rushing touchdowns on back-to-back drives in the first quarter, starting with a 1-yard scoring scamper to give the Patriots a 7-0 lead with 9:01 to play in the first quarter ... Followed with a 3-yard touchdown run up the middle for a 14-0 Patriots' lead. at Buffalo (12/28): Played in reserve at running back in the Patriots' 13-0 victory over the Bills ... Tallied 20 carries for 64 yards while registering his fourth rushing touchdown, his fourth in the final three games of the season as the Patriots went on to tally their highest rushing touchdown totals since 1981 ... Punched in a 2-yard touchdown run over right tackle to provide the Patriots with a 10-0 lead in the third quarter.
2007 (12/7 – Oakland): Started at running back in seven of the 12 games in which he played … Finished second on the team with 144 carries for 549 rushing yards and three touchdowns … Finished fourth on the team with 28 receptions for 247 yards.
2006 (9/8 – Oakland): Started eight of the nine games in which he played while rushing for 434 yards on 114 carries … Also had 10 receptions for 42 yards … Tallied a season-long 59-yard rush versus Cleveland on Oct. 1 while gaining a single-game season high 128 rushing yards on 20 carries.
2005 (14/14 – Oakland): Set a career-high while starting in all 14 games in which he played … Turned in his first 1,000-yard rushing season, carrying the ball 272 times for 1,025 yards and nine rushing touchdowns … His 1,025 rushing yards was the 10th-highest total in Raiders history … Tied the Raiders’ single-game record for rushing touchdowns with three against Buffalo on Oct. 23, while earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 7.
2004 (16/0 — N.Y. Jets): Played in all 16 games for the third time in his career … Rushed 93 times for 479 yards and a pair of scores … Caught 15 passes for 112 yards and returned 14 kicks for 284 yards … Set a single-game season high with 115 rushing yards on 14 carries versus Miami on Nov. 1.
2003 (16/0 – N.Y. Jets): Played in all 16 games while seeing time at running back and on special teams return units … Gained 190 yards on 46 carries while scoring four rushing touchdowns … Caught 11 passes for 101 yards and returned 11 kicks for 209 yards (19.0 average).
2002 (14/0 – N.Y. Jets): Made 84 carries for 316 rushing yards in 14 games played … Set career highs with 17 receptions for 160 yards … Also returned five kicks for 112 yards … Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, tallying 107 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown at San Diego on Nov. 3 … Turned in a career-long 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Chargers in that contest … Registered his first 100-yard rushing game in the postseason, leading the team with 102 yards on 20 carries and scoring two touchdowns in a win at Oakland on Jan. 12, 2003.
2001 (16/0 – N.Y. Jets): Saw action in all 16 games as a rookie, playing at running back and on special teams … Tallied 292 rushing yards on 39 carries and one touchdown … Caught seven passes for 44 yards and one touchdown out of the backfield … Scored his first career rushing touchdown in dramatic fashion with a 46-yard dash, putting New York ahead, 21-19, as the Jets faced a must-win situation to advance to the playoffs at Oakland on Jan. 6, 2002.
Finished his collegiate career as the University of Maryland’s all-time leading rusher with 4,147 yards … Also held school records for most rushing attempts (807), 100-yard rushing games (18), total plays from scrimmage (888) and total yards from scrimmage (4,980) … Rushed for 920 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, earning second team All-ACC honors … Was a second-team All-American and first team All-ACC as a junior in addition to being names a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award … Second team All-ACC as a sophomore … Became the first freshman in Maryland history to post two 100-yard rushing efforts in a season.
LaMont Jordan was born on Nov. 11, 1978 in Forestville, Md. … Attended Suitland (Md.) High School and was selected first team All-Met by The Washington Post and Baltimore Sun as a senior … Added first team all-state, all-county and George Madden’s Golden 11 Player of the Year honors in Prince George’s County … Earned two letters in football and track … Clocked a 10.6 in the 100 meters and was the county champion in the event.