Jordan Cameron a valuable addition to the Browns' squad

9/26/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion Forums Jordan Cameron, former basketball player for the Brigham Young University, is determined to put his basketball days behind him and forge for himself a football identity. Since joining the Cleveland Browns, the tight end has really shown a shine to football and proven his worth off and on the field.
About his old days as a basketball player, Cameron said “It is motivation, but frankly, I’m tired of hearing about basketball. I’m not a basketball player. I’m a football player now, and I guess it helps.” He did add that his experience from basketball did give him an edge. “Tight ends these days have basketball backgrounds, but I don’t want to be known as a basketball player.”
So far, Cameron has proven himself to be a valuable addition to the team. He has scored a draw of the team’s record for most touchdown passes. Over the victory against the Vikings, he got three touchdown passes. He scored the game winning touchdown with 51 second left on the clock. About his motivation, Cameron said “It’s one of those things I’ve been working on for I don’t know how long. It feels like forever. I’ve been very patient, just kept my head down and kept grinding every day and tried to focus on the little things.”
Before the start of NFL 2013 season, he had career stats of a single touchdown and 26 receptions over 259 yards. Spanning over the Browns starting three games of regular NFL season, he has scored four touchdowns and 20 catches over 269 yards. He is at a tie for the second position for highest score by a non-kicker and is at seventh position for the highest number of receptions.
He admits that when he was switching to football from basketball, he had his share of doubts. “Sometimes, you can get caught up in hearing everyone else saying. You’re not going to make it. You’re not good enough. You’re just a basketball player. You’re not athletic enough.”
Even though he has had a promising start, he was humble and said “I haven’t made it, by no means. I have a lot of work to do, and I’ve got to keep progressing each week. I’m just happy that it paid off and I was there for my teammates.”
Cameron has also impressed Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski. When asked about the rising star, he said “He He’s a talented guy. You could see that physical part of it right from the beginning. It’s just a matter of him playing more, understanding the game better, and he’s really worked at it to make those stridesgets better every day out there.”
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