By Bill Paterson
Former Jesuit High School standout Jordan Haynes was named the captain of the 2011 Yale football team, the 134th player to earn the honor, and the first player from California since 1954. Haynes led the team (7-3) with 102 tackles this fall and made the All-Ivy League first team.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior linebacker started all 10 games. He was second on the team with two interceptions, including one in the end zone against Princeton in a 14-13 home victory on Nov. 13.
Haynes was Yale's top tackler in eight games. He finished with a season-best 59 solos. He led Yale with 10 tackles for lost yardage and three recovered fumbles in helping his team to a tie for second behind Pennsylvania in the Ivy League.
Haynes has three collegiate varsity letters and has played in 28 varsity games. He has 132 career tackles, including four sacks, in three seasons.
He received the National Football Foundation High School ScholarAthlete Award (Western Region) in December of 2008 in New York City, a few weeks after his freshman season.
As a Jesuit senior, Haynes led the Marauders with 169 tackles. He made The Bee's All-Metro first team and was an all-Sac-Joaquin Section selection.