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CSN’s Jordan Kent on Playing 3 sports, Broadcasting Career & Blazers

CSNNW TV studio host Jordan Kent joined the Weekend Podcast to discuss his time playing three sports at the University of Oregon, his transition from the NFL to broadcasting, the importance of Terry Stotts’ coaching & more!

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CSN Northwest TV studio host Jordan Kent guests on this weekend’s Blazer’s Edge Podcast. Kent, who played football, basketball and track at the University of Oregon — the first to letter in three sports at the U of O since World War II and the Pac-10 Conference’s first three-sport athlete ever — joined the Ducks football team his junior year after never having played a single down of football in his life. Kent caught 44 passes for 491 yards and four touchdowns his senior season, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Jordan talked about:

  • Playing for his dad, Ernie Kent, who coached the Ducks men’s basketball team from 1997-2010
  • Training for three different sports at the Division-1 level and balancing the workload (Jordan earned All-American honors for track and Academic All-American honors for basketball)
  • Joining one of the top football programs in the country halfway through his college career with literally no experience in the sport besides watching
  • Participating in four different NFL training camps and the pressure for fringe players to perform in the preseason
  • The misperceptions about the NFL lifestyle for non-star players
  • Transitioning into broadcasting after his NFL career ended in 2010
  • The Portland Trail Blazers’ “glue guys”
  • The possibility of the Blazers becoming a top-10 team on both sides of the ball
  • Portland’s best options off the bench this year

You can find Jordan on Twitter @jordanrkent, in the TV studio for every CSN NW Blazers broadcast and on the panel for Talkin’ Ducks.

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-- Chris Lucia | | @ChrisLuciaPDX