Payton Jordahl
Payton  Jordahl

RS Sophomore

Perham, Minn.

High School:
Perham HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225


1 Letter

Youth Studies


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Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom


Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

CAREER: Has been successful on all 200 of his career snap attempts (109 punt, 56 point after attempts and 35 field goal).  

Was successful on all 10 snap attempts (six punt, three point after attempts and one field goal) against Oregon State • converted all 11 snap attempts against Indiana State (one punt, seven point after attempts and three field goals) • snapped nine times against Colorado State (four punts, four point after attempts and one field goal) • was flawless on snaps at Penn State (six punts, two point after attempts and four field goals) • executed 10 snaps against Iowa (nine punt and one point after attempt) • snapped 13 times (7 punts, 2 FGs, 4 PATs) at Maryland • snapped 10 times (3 punts, 3 FGs, 4 PATs) against Rutgers.  

2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games as team's primary long-snapper • snapped all 126 attempts (74 punts, 31 PATs and 21 FGs) during the season successfully • made three tackles on special teams • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Tallied a tackle in first career game against TCU and converted seven snaps on punts, two extra points and one field goal  registered a tackle at Colorado State and also snapped successfully on nine punts and four field goals • made 10 successful snaps, including seven on punts, two on field goal attempts and one extra point versus Kent State • tallied eight flawless long snaps against Ohio • recorded seven successful snaps at Northwestern • registered a career-high 13 successful snaps, which included five punts, five extra point attempts and three field goals, at Purdue • converted eight snaps against Nebraska • tallied 11 successful snaps versus Michigan • converted 11-of-11 snaps at Ohio State • recorded 11 successful snaps for the third-straight game at Iowa • went 9-for-9 on long snap attempts and added a tackle versus Illinois • tallied eight successful snaps against Wisconsin • recorded seven flawless snaps in team's final game of the season against Central Michigan.

2014: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Perham High School • served as the team's long snapper and also played fullback and linebacker • rushed 82 times for 608 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while also making 30 tackles • rushed for 1,605 yards and 19 touchdowns during his high school career, while also making 265 tackles • broke up seven passes, forced four fumbles, recovered five fumbles and made two interceptions in 39 career games • coached by his father, Mike Jordahl • also lettered in wrestling and track • ranked as a two-star recruit by 247Sports, the 15th-best long snapper in the nation and the 16th-best prospect in Minnesota.

PERSONAL: Born April 8, 1996 • son of Mike and Kim Jordahl • Mike played football at the University of Minnesota, Crookston in the late 1980s • has one sister (Shelby).


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