clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cameron Jordan? Jordan Cameron? It's All The Same

It was quite confusing in the Pac-10 this year as two of the conference's best NFL Draft prospects' names were nearly identical. Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan and USC tight end Jordan Cameron are mirror images of each other, at least when it comes to names. They both played their college ball in California and were both taken in the 2011 NFL Draft. But that's about where the similarities end, though their names did lead to one hilarious mistake this past weekend.

↵

The story comes from Peter King, who notes the Browns made the right call when announcing the decision, but signals were crossed in a follow-up call. Imagine Cameron Jordan's surprise when he received a phone call from the Browns two days after being picked by the New Orleans Saints.

↵
↵

There was an awkward pause, and Cameron Jordan said: "I think you mean Jordan Cameron, you're looking for Jordan Cameron. That's not me.''

↵
↵

That sounds a bit embarrassing. I guess it could've been worse: The Browns could've made their congratulatory phone call to the wrong guy. Or, perhaps, the Browns could've picked the wrong guy, ending up with Cameron instead of Jordan or vice-versa.