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Jaeveon Jordan

Jordan Wins Madden NFL x HBCU Qualifier Tournament

AAMU junior finance major Jaeveon Jordan battled 62 other HBCU students to win the Qualifier Tournament #2 in the NFL’s fourth annual EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL x HBCU Tournament. The seven round tournament lasted seven hours and pitted Jordan against students from across the nation competing to advance in the competition. 

“I feel ecstatic about winning and I also feel I earned it,” said Jordan. “I pushed through fatigue and hunger and was still victorious. I’m also glad we can all come together as HBCU students to enjoy doing what we love.”

“The tournament itself was definitely challenging,” said Jordan. “My greatest competitors were gamers from Morgan State University and North Carolina A&T State University.” 

Jordan will now represent AAMU in the Finals Tournament on December 2 where the top three students will earn a trip to the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games in Orlando, Florida, on February 4, 2024.

“My goal is to win first place in the finals,” he said. “But I also I want to bring recognition to Bulldog Esports and Alabama A&M University’s Gaming Club.”

The AAMU Gaming Club is a Registered Student Organization. The Bulldog Esports Team is the competitive strand of the club with five active members, Eric Anderson, Allan Johnson, Esaul Rodriguez, Maurice Brooks, and Jordan.

“We are all experienced gamers and we’re competitive,” adds Jordan. 

Jordan adds this win to multiple tournament wins on his resume, including: 1st Place – SWAC Esports Madden 23 Champion – May 5, 2023; 1st Place – SWAC Esports NBA 2K22 Champion 1st – April 23, 2022; 3rd place – HBCU Cxmmunity Madden 23 Spring League; 3rd place – HBCU Cxmmunity Madden 23 Fall League; and 3rd place – HBCU Cxmmunity NBA 2k23 Spring League.

“My plans after graduation are to become a financial advisor,” says Jordan. “I would like to not only take care of my family, but also show others how to build sound businesses and financial plans to take care of their families. For now, I hope to win this tournament and get the opportunity to learn more about the business of sports at the 2024 Pro Bowl Games. Wish me luck!”