Jonathan Babineaux

Born: Oct. 12, 1981                     Port Arthur, Texas

Jordan Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas, and college at Southern Arkansas University (SAU). Babineaux set SAU, and Gulf South Conference (GSC) records for kickoff return yards in a game with 208 yards, set GSC and tied NCAA Division II records for kickoff return touchdowns in a game with two for 196 yards, and set an SAU record and tied GSC, and NCAA Division II records for longest kickoff return for a touchdown with 100 yards, all in SAU's game against Delta State in 2003. In 2004, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a defensive back.


He is perhaps best known for his diving, game-saving ankle tackle of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the 2007 playoffs—a desperate maneuver that stopped Romo at Seattle's 2-yard line on a botched extra-point attempt and led to Seattle's 21 - 20 win over the Cowboys. Babineaux's longevity in the NFL was due in part to his ability to play both safety and cornerback. He signed with the Tennessee Titans on August 4, 2011. 

In a game against the Cleveland Browns, Babineaux returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown.  He retired from professional football in 2014 but returned to Seattle to do the Pregame and Postgame Seahawks show for 710 ESPN Seattle during the 2015 season.  He is the younger brother of Atlanta Falcon's defensive tackle, Jonathan Babineaux.