Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Central City, Neb.
High School: Central City


Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore Jordan Paup will bid for playing time at outside linebacker this fall, a position headlined by veterans Alex Davis, Tyrin Ferguson and JoJo Domann. The 6-3, 245-pound Paup joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Central City High School where he earned all-state honors. After redshirting in 2017, Paup provided depth last fall and played in one game.

Paup was an Academic All-Big Ten pick in 2018 and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Paup played in one game as a redshirt freshman, making his Husker debut at linebacker against Bethune-Cookman. Paup was also a member of Nebraska's travel squad for the Huskers' road game at Wisconsin.

2017 (Redshirt)
Paup redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (Central City HS)
Paup was a Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald first-team All-Class C-2 performer as a senior. He recorded 74 total tackles, including 55 solo stops in 10 games as a senior for Central City in 2016, helping his team to the first round of the state playoffs. Paup had 29 of his tackles for loss, and also made 13 sacks, and recovered two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown.

As a junior in 2015, Paup played in 11 games, making 109 total stops, including 75 unassisted and 18 tackles for a loss to go along with 7.5 sacks as he helped Central City to the state quarterfinals. The Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald first-team All-Class C-1 performer recovered one fumble and intercepted one pass as a junior.

In 2014, 30 of Paup’s 55 total tackles were solo stops. He also recorded 3.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles as a sophomore. Paup also participated in basketball in high school and qualified for state in track in the shot put as a junior.

Jordan was born on Dec. 1, 1998, and he is the son of Jerry and Sue Paup. He is a criminology and criminal justice major. He volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.

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