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Payton Jordahl
Payton  Jordahl

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Perham, Minn.

High School:
Perham HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LS

Experience:
3 Letters

Major:
Youth Studies


04/04/2017

2017 Spring Preview: Special Teams

Gophers return standouts in Carpenter, Herbers, Jordahl and Santoso on special teams

11/03/2016

Carpenter Named Lou Groza Award Semifinalist

Carpenter has made 13-of-15 field goals this year and 30 extra points

03/23/2016

Spring Preview: Specialists

Gophers return kicker Ryan Santoso and long snapper Payton Jordahl, but must replace punter Peter Mortell

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

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

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

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

PRONUNCIATION:


CAREER:
Has snapped 389 times in his career (219 punt, 105 point after attempts and 65 field goals) • made eight tackles. 

2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: 
Played in 12 games as team's long-snapper • snapped all 118 times (67 punts, 31 PAT and 20 FG) • made two tackles • received team's R.T.B's Trust Award • named CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Snapped 11 times (6 punts, 3 FG, 2 PAT) against Buffalo and nine times (2 punts, 2 FG and 5 PAT) at Oregon State • was flawless on 11 snaps (5 punts, 2 FG, 4 PAT) against Middle Tennessee • snapped eight times (3 punts, 2 FG, 3 PAT) against Maryland • snapped 10 times (7 punts, 1 FG, 2 PAT) at Purdue • seemless execution on 10 snaps (5 punts, 2 FG, 3 PAT) against Michigan State • snapped 10 times (5 punts, 2 FG, 3 PAT) against Illinois • snapped 11 times (9 punts, 1 FG, 1 PAT) at Iowa • executed 10 snaps (8 punts, 1 FG, 1 PAT) at Michigan • snapped nine times (1 punt, 2 FG, 6 PAT) against Nebraska • made eight punt snaps at Northwestern • snapped 10 times (8 punt, 2 FG) against Wisconsin. 

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games as team's long-snapper • snapped all 145 attempts (77 punts, 44 PAT and 24 FG) successfully • made three tackles • Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Game-by-Game: Was successful on all 10 snap attempts (6 punts, 1 FG, 3 PAT) against Oregon State • converted all 11 snap attempts against Indiana State (1 punt, 3 FG, 7 PAT) • snapped nine times against Colorado State (4 punts, 1 FG, 4 PATs) • was flawless on snaps at Penn State (6 punts, 4 FG, 2 PAT)  • executed 10 snaps against Iowa (9 punt, 1 PAT) • snapped 13 times (7 punts, 2 FG, 4 PAT) at Maryland • snapped 10 times (3 punts, 3 FG, 4 PAT) against Rutgers and 14 times (8 punts, 1 FG, 5 PAT) at Illinois • snapped 16 times (8 punts, 3 FG, 5 PAT) against Purdue • flawless on eight snaps (5 punts, 1 FG, 2 PAT) at Nebraska • snapped 12 times (6 punts, 3 FG, 3 PAT) against Northwestern • executed 10 snaps (7 punts, 1 FG, 2 PAT) at Wisconsin • was flawless on 10 snaps against Washington State (7 punts, 1 FG, 2 PAT). 

2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games as team's primary long-snapper • snapped all 127 attempts (75 punts, 31 PATs and 21 FGs) during the season successfully • made three tackles • 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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