FOOTBALL SCOUTING 101: BRIEF OVERVIEW
Feb 02, 2021
(Evening Online Meeting) JORDON DIZON
FOOTBALL SCOUTING 101: BRIEF OVERVIEW

Jordon Dizon was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and attended Waimea High School, the westernmost high school in the U.S.  Playing running back and linebacker for the school of 860, Dizon rushed for 1,157 yards and 13 touchdowns in only five games as a junior, registering 75 stops on defense.  Although he was recruited by other Big 12 and Pac-10 schools, he committed to play for the Colorado Buffaloes despite never having visited the state of Colorado.

Dizon was a consensus All-American linebacker for the Colorado Buffaloes as a senior in 2007, then was a second-round selection of the Detroit Lions in 2008.

He was a backup linebacker/special teamer for two seasons in Detroit, then suffered a serious knee injury during a 2010 preseason game that turned out to be career-ending.

After his playing days, Dizon worked as a firefighter for the Greeley Fire Department for a couple years before Broncos’ director of player personnel Matt Russell – another well-decorated CU linebacker who was drafted by the Lions and had his career cut short by a knee injury – hired him to become a pro scout in July 2015.

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