Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020; Spring 2020)
Jordon Riley played in 10 games in 2021, posting seven tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss. He recorded one tackle at Illinois before making three tackles against Fordham, including a half tackle for loss. He added another half TFL as part of a two-tackle performance in the win over Northwestern. Riley finished his season with one tackle against No. 17 Iowa.
Riley played in six games in his first season at Nebraska in 2020. Riley made his Husker debut at Northwestern and registered one tackle. He also saw action on the defensive line against Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue and Minnesota.
Riley spent the 2019 season at Garden City (Kan.) Community College after beginning his collegiate career at North Carolina. In his lone season at Garden City, Riley was a key part of a Broncbuster defense that allowed fewer than 290 yards per game. He totaled 26 tackles on the season with 2.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss, as Garden City finished with a No. 9 national ranking.
Riley spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons at North Carolina. He played in two games and had four tackles as a true freshman in 2017 before redshirting in 2018. Riley played his prep ball for Riverside High School in North Carolina, where he was regarded as one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country. A three-star recruit, Riley chose Nebraska over East Carolina.
Jordon is the son of James and Reeshemah Kenan, and he was born on May 19, 1998. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. Riley has volunteered his time with Nebraska’s Day of Service.
Honors & Awards