Kennett football player Jordan Lardani will continue playing the game he loves at California University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship. During a ceremony on National Signing Day for football, February 6, Jordan signed a letter of intent to play for the Division II school near Pittsburgh.
During the ceremony Jordan thought, “I am really glad I found the school that is right for me where I can play college football.” It is something he always wanted to do. His other top choices included West Chester and Shippensburg universities. Jordan’s coaches and teachers gave him “a lot of counsel on choosing a college.”
Mr. Jeff Thomas, athletic director and assistant principal, said, “Jordan has been an all-round Kennett student athlete. He’s more than just a great player – he is a great person. Kennett is very proud to call Jordan one of our own.”
While playing for Kennett, Jordan earned the following honors: All-Ches-Mont League American Conference First Team, All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Second Team, Mini Maxwell Award Winner, and Ches-Mont League American Conference Most Valuable Running Back.
During the 2012-13 season, the six-foot, three-inch, 215-pound running back and safety made 175 carries, rushing 1,281 yards for an average of 128.1 yards per game. His longest rush was 89 yards. Jordan also made 19 touchdowns for the Blue Demons.
Jordan said his coaches taught him lessons in football that center on character. “Selfless, relentless and courageous are three words I will carry with me. I feel if you apply them, you’ll be successful in almost anything you do.”
Jordan learned another life lesson from his Kennett High School teachers and coaches. “Everyone helped me in any way he or she could. This will make me to think about other people’s feelings and how I can help them.”
Jordan may study sports medicine, which is one reason he chose California University of Pennsylvania. “The sports medicine facilities are nice, as well as the coaching staff and others on campus.”
KHS = Kennett High School
KMS = Kennett Middle School
GW = Greenwood Elementary School
BC = Bancroft Elementary School
NG = New Garden Elementary School
MDL = Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center
KEF = Kennett Education Foundation