Born: Aug. 31, 1982 in Port Arthur, Texas
Jordan Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas and went on to college at Southern Arkansas University (SAU).
While there, 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 move that stopped Romo at Seattle’s 2 yard line and led to Seattle’s 21-20 win over the Cowboys.
Babineaux continued to play for the Seattle Seahawks, using his versatility to play both safety and cornerback, until he signed with the Tennessee Titans on August 4, 2011. On October 2, 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 Falcons linebacker Jonathan Babineaux.