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Former Tiger Jordan Harold chases NFL dream with unique approach

By Dave Matter St. Louis Post-DispatchMay 24, 2019

Jordan Harold isn’t above using gimmicks to get a job.

Four years ago he gave up a scholarship at Division II football power Northwest Missouri State for a chance to walk on at Mizzou, showing up at the Tigers’ team facility wearing an oversized pair of Timberland boots. Anything to add an inch or two to his hardly imposing 6-2 frame.

Harold was too short to play defensive end in the Southeastern Conference, but that didn’t keep him from landing a spot on the roster in 2015. In 2016 he earned a scholarship and a starting job. In 2017, he was voted a team captain. It still goes down as one of Mizzou’s greatest out-of-nowhere success stories. The kid from Ferguson who barely sniffed any Division I attention out of McCluer North High School finished his Mizzou career as a two-year starter. In his final college game, he was the Tigers’ most productive player on the field in the 2017 Texas Bowl, finishing with seven tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, all career-high totals.

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