Place of birth:Portland, Oregon NameJ. Birden College:Oregon RoleAmerican football player
Receptions:244 EducationUniversity of Oregon Reception yards:3441 PositionsWide receiver
Date of birth:(1965-06-16) June 16, 1965 (age 50) NFL draft:1988 / Round: 8 / Pick: 216
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LaJourdain J. Birden Sr. (born June 16, 1965) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 8th round of the 1988 NFL Draft.
A 5'10", 157-lb. wide receiver, Birden graduated from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon and the University of Oregon. He played in 9 NFL seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons from 1988 to 1996.
1985: 3 catches for 39 yards
1987: 19 catches for 399 yards and 1 TD; his QB was Bill Musgrave
Following his football career, Birden became an executive for Xocai with Team X 88. Later he became a distributor of Isagenix health and wellness products and continues to represent Isagenix. JJ has also travelled extensively as a motivational and opportunity speaker and trainer for companies large and small; team building seminars, as well as youth group life skill development meetings.
Birden and his wife Raina have three children and 5 adopted children. They live in Scottsdale.
In 2010, Birden was inducted into the University of Oregon's Athletic Hall of Fame for his performance on the Ducks' 1985 Track and Field NCAA Championship team.