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So Long Seniors: Jordan Jerrold

Jerrold celebrates a touchdown with his teammates against Gardner Webb in 2009.
Jerrold celebrates a touchdown with his teammates against Gardner Webb in 2009.

Position: OL
Home Town: Fairless Hills, PA
High School: Pennsbury

at 6-8 Jerrold has cast his shadow on the UB offensive line since the early days of the Turner Gill era. Coming out of high school he was All-Southeast Pennsylvania during a senior season in which he allowed no sacks.

Jerrold quickly became a force on the UB offensive line. After playing in just one of the first five games  he started the final seven games. His efforts on the line helped Turner Gill's first season as head coach propel James Starks to All-MAC status with a 174 yard punctuation mark at the end of the season against Kent.

The showing in 2006 moved Jerrold into the role of starter in 2007. That season the Bulls would earn a share of the east division as they set the stage for their 2008 run at the MAC. While the Bulls were running towards relevancy opposing teams started to take not of the offensive line, and Jerrolds name came up often:

Buffalo is anchored by Ray Norell, who is a three year starter. Peter Bittner is a letter winner and a starter since the first game of his redshirt freshman year. Jeff Niedermier, another senior, had 30 starts before this year. The junior starter, Jordan Jerrold earned his way into the starting lineup as a true freshman. -- Bleacher Report

Jordan missed the 2008 run. He was felled during the off season by knee injury that required surgery Jerrold would provide side line leadership and support as he was forced to watch UB Take its place as a team which could no longer be taken for granted in the Mid American Conference.

He came back in 2009 with a vengeance helping to create UB's most prolific offense (in terms of yards) of the modern era. This was despite the fact that Jerrold was moved to left tackle when Andrew West broke his hand.

Had UB managed to control turnovers he would have likely been able to get his bowl experience in before graduating. Gills turnaround of UB meant that he would be plucked and a new coach, and system, would take over for his senior year.

When Coach Quinn looked to implement his offense Jerrold did not fit the scheme. So after starting against Rhode Island he served as relief until Matt Ostrowski went down against UCF.

Jerrold was one of the many who admitted to breaking the '24 hour' limit of worry over UB center Matt Ostrowski. Just like he did in 2008, from the sidelines, Jerrold put his teammates first.