Jordan Fuller started out at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan in New Jersey. Like many other future NFL athletes, Jordan played multiple positions on his high school football team. He was recognized for his talents by being named the 2015-2016 Gatorade Player of the Year for New Jersey. After graduating Fuller would end up committing to Ohio State. When Malik Hooker left for the NFL, Jordan would replace him as starting safety for the Buckeyes defense. He graduated from Ohio State with multiple honors such as being voted for team captain, second-team All-Big Ten, first-team All-Big Ten, and was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
Drafted in the sixth round by the Los Angeles Rams, Jordan Fuller earned the starting safety position straight out of his first offseason in the NFL. He started off strong with a win and a game where he earned a team high eight tackles. He spent a short stint on injured reserve after a week five shoulder injury and was activated just over a month later. Fuller finished his rookie season with 37 solo tackles, 3 interceptions, and 5 passes defended. His sophomore season season as starting safety went off to a great start until week 18.
Injuries and the Ed Block Courage Award
Jordan would unfortunately miss the Rams Super Bowl LVI victory against the Cincinnati Bengals because of his ankle injury. He would go on to talk about his headspace after the injury saying: “Thanks to my teammates, coaches, my family, loved ones, they’ve kept my head on straight. They didn’t let me go down that path of ‘woe is me’.” The Rams locker room viewed Fuller as a leader. Because of this they would vote for him to be the 2022 Ed Block Courage Award recipient. The detailed process of his recovery from the week 18 ankle surgery was documented on an episode of the Rams “Behind the Grind” series on YouTube. His dedication to recovery and his mental fortitude proves why he deserved to represent the Rams with the Ed Block Courage Award.