Jordan Pendleton
Linebacker 1
238 lbs.
South Jordan, 
Last School
Bingham High School
Roster Years

Career Summary

Jordan Pendleton came to BYU after helping Bingham High School to its first state championship. As a four-year BYU letterman, Pendleton played in 35 games with 22 starts. He recorded 125 total tackles, nine sacks, seven quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. As a junior, Pendleton notched a career-high 12 tackles against Florida State. A strong contibutor as linebacker, he helped the Cougars No. 13 national ranking in total defense in 2011. See the season summary tabs below and the stats tabs for more details. 


  • Parents are Kirk and Brenda Pendleton
  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Father, Kirk, played receiver for the Cougars from 1980-83
  • Recruited by Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington, UNLV and Utah
  • Brother-in-law of former BYU wide receiver Austin Collie
  • Majoring in exercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Under the direction of head coach Dave Peck, helped lead Bingham HS to its first state championship in 60 years
  • A three-year starter
  • Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret Morning News 5-A Most Valuable Player
  • Named the best overall athlete in the state by the Deseret Morning News
  • Credited with 40 receptions for 699 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • On defense, tallied 89 tackles, five interceptions and eight pass deflections
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in eight games
  • Contributor on special teams
  • Totaled three tackles on the season, including two solo takedowns
  • Recorded his first career interception in BYU's 44-0 shutout win over Wyoming
Sophmore Year 2009

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games, including 10 starts at outside linebacker
  • Totaled 52 tackles on the season, including 30 solo
  • Had six tackles for a combined loss of 36 yards
  • Recorded two sacks against New Mexico and one against Utah
  • Had three pass breakups and five quarterback hurries
  • Recorded an interception at UNLV on a pass intended to go out of bounds
  • Recovered a fumble against Tulane
  • Had a career-high eight tackles against New Mexico
Junior Year 2010

  • Started in first five games of the season and played in six games overall, but injury at Utah State forced surgery
  • Ended the season with 38 tackles, 3.5 TFL, two sacks, one forced fumble, one pass breakup and one QB hurry
  • Totaled 12 tackles, including nine solo, at Florida State
Senior Year 2011

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Started seven games before season-ending knee injury vs. TCU
  • Totaled 32 tackles including 8.5 tackles for loss (second on team), four sacks, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup
  • Had three tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup at Ole Miss
  • Recorded five tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry vs. San Jose State
  • Totaled six tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack at Oregon State
  • Had two sacks vs. Idaho State
  • Six tackles vs. TCU
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2007

  • Redshirted as a true freshman
Medical Redshirt Year 2007

Redshirted as a true freshman.