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Community Player of the Week: Mike Jordan

Posted Dec 29, 2016

Each week, the Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field.

The Los Angeles Rams announced Mike Jordan as the Rams Community Player of the Week for week 17 in recognition of his community outreach efforts throughout the season.

Mike Jordan is a rookie defensive back from Hazelwood, Missouri and joined the rams from Missouri Western State University. Since his arrival, Jordan has participated in multiple PLAY 60 events, and most recently in a holiday event last week when the Rams partnered with The Salvation Army to provide 100 children with a shopping spree at Walmart.

What does it mean to you to be Community Player of the Week?
It means a lot getting recognition from around the community and the organization. Helping out throughout the season and being able to give back with some of the other guys on the team has truly been rewarding.

Do you have an initiative or event that really stands out?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite. All of them have been fun and adventurous. Giving back is everything to me. Especially having this platform, I always said that giving back would be one of my main focuses. It’s definitely been fun and very humbling to be able to be involved.  

Was there a person or a moment that inspired you to be involved?
There were a lot of guys that inspired me. Especially being form St. Louis and being around the Rams organization, I saw firsthand that Marshall Faulk was involved as well as many other former Rams.  I knew one day I wanted to be able to be in that same position to be able to do similar things.

Why is it important for you to use your platform?
I know that there are people in the community that look up to me and look up to us as players for what we do in our profession. Being able to affect the community in a positive way is satisfying to me. Getting to this point that I’m at now, it’s a dream come true.

Fire Round with Mike Jordan

Describe yourself in 5 words…
•    Charismatic
•    Personable
•    Goofy
•    Annoying
•    Funny

If you had to host a show with two teammates, who would you choose and why?
•    Nic Grigsby because he’s annoying.
•    Pharoh Cooper because a lot of people hate him so it’ll be easy to get likes on a show.

Favorite food?
•    Lamb Chops or PB&J

What is your pre-game ritual?
•    I have to eat a PB&J. I must have strawberry jelly.

Where’s a place you would like to travel to?
•    Bora Bora

About the Rams Community Player of the Week Presented by Wells Fargo
Each week during the 2016 regular season, the Los Angeles Rams select a player to honor as the Rams Community Player of the Week. The program, presented by Wells Fargo, is intended to recognize players for the positive impact they make off the field and their commitment to serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.

In 2015, Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 41,800 hours in the LA area. This week, the organization is proud to recognize Wells Fargo Community Player of the Week, Darlene Contreras, manager of a South Gate branch, has a passion for helping others. Her enthusiasm for making a difference extends to her personal pursuits as well as her professional calling. Darlene is heavily involved with her local animal shelter and nonprofits serving seriously ill children. Her passion for community service has also proven to be contagious, as she has inspired her entire team to volunteer serving meals to homeless men and women. For more information on Wells Fargo’s commitment to community service, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/