Jordan Herdman named to the AFCA Division II All-American Second team
By Aaron Martin
Fourth-year student Jordan Herman’s legacy is now a little more distinguished. The middle line backer for the SFU Clan football team was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II All-American Second team.
"I feel very grateful and honoured to be named to the second-team All-American," said Herdman. "I left everything I had out on the field every day for the past five years, and to have that work recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is pretty special.”
Also nominated for the Cliff Harris award as the best defensive player in DII Football earlier this week, the 6’-2”, 235-lb Herdman re-wrote the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) record books in 2016, claiming the all-time marks in in tackles (428) and assisted tackles (223).
Finishing with a conference-leading 113 total tackles (56 solo, 57 assisted), Herdman fell three solo tackles shy of equaling the GNAC career record of 208, set by Central Washington's Blake Walker from 2001-2004.
Herdman, who was named to the Don Hansen All-American team following his spectacular 2015 season, is the Clan's first AFCA All-American nod since 1990, when standout wide receiver Nick Mazzoli was dubbed with the honour.