Jordan Willis (American football)

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Jordan Johnathan Willis (born May 2, 1995) is an American football outside linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State.

Willis attended Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He had 58 tackles and nine sacks as a senior and 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior. Willis also served as the Student Body President as a senior. He committed to Kansas State University to play college football.

As a true freshman at Kansas State in 2013, Willis played in nine games and had one sack. As a sophomore in 2014, he started all 13 games and had 26 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As a junior in 2015, Willis again started all 13 games, recording 36 tackles and 9.5 sacks. As a senior, he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year after recording 52 tackles and 11.5 sacks.

Willis was drafted by Cincinnati Bengals in the third round, 73rd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.

On September 10, 2019, Willis was released by the Bengals.

On September 11, 2019, Willis was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.

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