Are we really doing this? Is Jordan Happle already a senior?? It seems like just yesterday that his arrival was trumpeted by none other than Mark Wahlberg. It's so crazy it’s almost over. But if time insists on rocketing forward, we'll go ahead and do what we do and profile Mr. Happle...ONE LAST TIME!
#32, Jordan Happle, Redshirt Senior, Safety
Weight: 201 lbs
High School: Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
How’d he get to The BlueTM?
Mr. Happle came to the Broncos following a prep career where he was the Metro League Defensive Player of The Year in both his junior and senior seasons. He was named all-state in the 6A class on both defense AND offense his junior and senior years. He caught 74 passes for 1,416 yards and 15 TDs as a high school junior, but then seemingly was preserved more for defense as a senior. However, he still racked up a productive 50 catches for 779 yards and 9 TDs.
The man’s Twitter handle literally says “Snapple Juice”. Who am I to nitpick?
Man...a year later and I still just don’t see anything other than a facial mashup of Dak Preskott and former Fiesta Bowl hero, Vinny Peretta.
As a freshman, Jordan played in 13 games and was able to put up some decent stats as a rotational safety, coming up with 15 stops (career-high of 5 at Air Force) and an interception in the bowl game against Oregon. Against whom—it bears repeating—Boise State is 3-0!
Jordan made his way into 8 games his sophomore year, including four starts. He had 24 tackles, 4 tackles-for-loss, and a sack on the year.
As a junior, Happle had his season cut to only six games due to injury. While playing, however, he was able to come up with 22 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and two pass breakups.
With Pierce and Nawahine having departed, the world is pretty wide open at safety for the Broncos. Luckily, Boise State has a fair amount of not only depth there, but also experience with Happle and Skinner both returning. If not a starter (and don’t rule that out) look for Happle to get plenty of playing time in the defensive backfield in 2020.
Is he on Twitter?
Yes, but mostly just to retweet.
Completely made up fact
Jordan's body weight is listed the same on Broncosports this year as it was last year. More than that though, it was exact to the gram. How did he achieve such stasis? Sheer willpower.