Following the 2013 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills signed safety Jordan Dangerfield as an undrafted free agent.
Dangerfield was a three-year starter for Towson, where he was a captain and named first-team all CAA.
Dangerfield has experience at free safety, but had the physicality to play the strong side as well.
At 5’11” 200 pounds, Dangerfield displays excellent range and delivers powerful hits on ball carriers.
Jordan was kind enough to answer some questions with the #BillsMafia just a day before Rookie Mini-Camp begins.
As always, be sure to follow Jordan on Twitter (@DanGer_FieLd46) and wish him luck!
1. You transferred from Hofstra to Towson after Hofstra shut down the football program. Can you explain what that process was like?
The process was something I wouldn’t want anyone to go through. It was difficult to find a school who was really interested and who was telling the truth, being that the high-school signing day being right around the corner at that time.
Towson was the school showing the most interest and moved the fastest in the process. I set my visit up, fell in love with the town, school, campus. I saw the direction Towson was moving in, and I wanted to be a part of a program that was on the turn around. That is one reason why I chose Hofstra.
2. You were a three-year starter at free safety, but you play an extremely physical brand of football. Do you feel that you could play strong safety as well?
Yes definitely. At Towson we used more right/left safeties as both were basically the same. Every play we were rotating from being in the box to playing over top.
What do you feel is your biggest strength as a player?
I feel my biggest strength as a player is my physical play; playing hard, getting the defense lined up and being a smart player on the field.
In your mind, what is the most important attribute a defensive back must have in order to succeed?
Every defensive back must have that swagger out on the field. They must know all the plays and have a short memory after a play doesn’t go our way. We have to put the past behind us fast and move on to the next play in order to succeed.
Who was your inspiration to play football as a kid?
My parents and my two older brothers are close behind.
Which NFL player do you model your game after?
Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu
If you had to tell fans to pick one of your college games to watch, which would it be?
My senior year against LSU!
Towson went 1-10 in your sophomore season. You were elected team captain, and went 9-2 the following year. How did you rally the team that year?
I was tired of losing and so was everyone else, so I preached on that a lot. I made sure our team was focused on the little things and everyone was doing their part on the team.
What are some of your hobbies away from football?
Hanging out with my family, spending time with my brothers, playing video games and watching movies. Just relaxing. I am laid back and always down to do whatever.
What can fans expect from you both on and off the field?
No matter what it is that I am doing, I will be giving it 110% of my effort. I will always give my all in everything I am doing.
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