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NFL: Former Houston-based defensive coach Brandon Jordan, Michigan, coaches high school football players

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – You may not be familiar with this who Brandon Jordan is, but if you watch NFL football you’ve probably seen his work.

“Every day I wake up and pinch myself to see if it’s real, it’s definitely a dream,” Jordan said. “Just hard work and giving back to the guys. I feel like when you give back you are blessed.”

“BT,” as he is known, is a low-key, former Houston-based defensive coach in Michigan State. He is better known as one of the top elite pass rush coaches in the nation, working with over 200 NFL players including many from the Houston area such as Ed Oliver, K’Lavon Chaisson and several players from the Texas team.

“I never imagined it could take off to this level. It’s a testimony of what God can do for you,” Jordan said.

Coach BT is in high demand now, but it wasn’t always like that. He was unemployed when he and some staff were laid off during a coaching change at Austin Peay.

“I just had to find a way to make it. I knew I wanted to be a soccer coach. I was a new D-Line coach, so I had to do some manual work along the way,” Jordan said.

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With no jobs on the horizon and maintenance to do at an apartment complex in his hometown of New Orleans, Coach Jordan went to work. “I asked people in the neighborhood if they wanted to work. I know they want to work. I wanted to work, so we got better together. I didn’t know what would happen next, but that was my therapy. ‘ Jordan said.

After that, his workouts exploded on social media, catching the attention of Houston trainer Rashad Whitfield, aka the “Footwork King.” Whitfield invited BT to train high school players at its training facility at State Highway 249 and Louetta Road.

“The culture here, the players here, the high schoolers, have embraced me and helped me get off the ground,” Jordan said. “It really helped me take my game to the next step. The kids here are hard workers and I love it because I like hard workers and these guys love football.”

From Houston, BT will travel to Austin, Phoenix, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale and Naples, Florida before returning to East Lansing to prepare their Michigan State players for the upcoming season.

“I will always strive to be the best because every day is a drudgery. But when you’re doing something you love, it’s never work,” Jordan said.

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