While names like Kenny Vaccaro, Johnathan Cyprian, and Eric Reid have been the most-discussed safety prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, Towson University Safety Jordan Dangerfield is starting to gain some attention after he was an FCS All-American performer at free safety this past season, and watching his film, it’s hard to see differences between he and the more-talked about prospects mentioned.
Dangerfield originally signed to play football at Hofstra, but because Hofstra wound up dropping their program, he was forced to transfer to Towson, where he his been one of the top defensive players in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) of FCS.
Don’t let his 5’11” 200 lbs. frame fool you. A three-year starter and team captain, Dangerfield earned All-CAA First Team honors twice. He’s hard hitter, who had some of his best hits of the year against FBS teams like LSU and Kent State. Despite missing two games in 2011 due to injury, Dangerfield led the Tigers in tackles with 93 and intercepted two passes, forced two fumbles, and recovered two fumbles.
In his senior season, in 10 games, he was third on the team with 69 tackles. Dangerfield also the Tigers with six pass breakups. He also forced one fumble and recovered another. He missed one game due to two personal foul penalties for unnecessary roughness (they were hard and high hits).
His best game came against LSU, in which he caused one fumble and recovered another while registering seven tackles.
Led by Dangerfield, the Towson defense led the CAA by allowing 313.2 yards of total offense per game. Towson also led the CAA in pass defense, surrendering 174.27 passing yards per game. Towson ranked 16th in NCAA FCS in total defense.
Here are some of his career highlights