|Hometown:||Santa Monica, Calif.|
|High School:||Oaks Christian|
2015 - Starter in all 13 games ... Became school's all-time reception leader and first to go over 200 catches (201) ... Tied the school record (also J.J. Stokes, 1994 Rose Bowl Game) with 14 catches in game vs. Washington State ... Finished his career with starts in 33 straight games ... Made a catch in his final 29 straight games ... His 78 catches ranked second on the all-time season list ... Had 100-yard receiving games against Arizona (136), Colorado (134), Washington State (152) and at Utah (105) ... Second-team All-Pac-12 conference selection (AP) ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Biletnikoff watch list.
2014 - Starter in all 13 games ... Honorable mention all-conference selection by the coaches ... Led the team with 67 catches, the sixth-highest single-season total in school history ... Made a season-best eight catches at Virginia ... Had a season-best 151 receiving yards at Arizona State, including two catches for scores (80 and four yards) ... Also had two scoring catches against Oregon (five and 25 yards) ... Had seven catches for 104 yards vs. Memphis ... Also had a 100-yd game against Arizona, with six catches for 119 yards a score (70 yards) ... Made at least five receptions in nine games ... Presented the Jerry Long "Heart" award at the annual team banquet.
2013 - Saw action in all 13 games, with 10 starts ... Ranked third on the team with 38 catches ... Caught his first career scoring pass at Utah ... Made at least three catches in seven contests ... Had a high of five catches in games at Stanford and at USC.
2012 - Saw action in 13 games, with four starts (Utah, at Arizona State, Arizona, at Washington State)... Made 18 catches on the season for 202 yards and a touchdown ... Made his first career catch against Oregon State ... Had three receptions for 41 yards at Cal ... Grabbed three passes (37 yards) and scored his first career touchdown (17-yard pass from Brett Hundley) against Arizona ... Made a season-best four catches for 62 yards in the game at Washington State ... Has two catches in the P12 Championship Game at Stanford (21) ... Made on catch in the Holiday Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played four varsity seasons at Oaks Christian HS for coach Bill Redell ... A four-star recruit according to scout.com and the nation's No. 15 wide receiver ... Selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game ... Four-star recruit according to rivals.com and the No. 15 wide receiver ... No. 93 prospect in the nation and the No. 19 recruit in the state of California ... SuperPrep's No. 16 recruit in CA/NV/HI region ... In his senior season, he made 61 catches for 769 yards and 10 touchdowns ... He gained 150 yards on the ground on seven carries and one touchdown ... Made 40 tackles and had two interceptions ... Named school's Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011 ... All-CIF and All-Tri-Valley League selection ... Scored 10 touchdowns as a junior ... As a sophomore, he caught 45 passes for 1,088 yards and 18 touchdowns (a new school record total) ... Started on varsity as a freshman and scored seven touchdowns.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Jordan Joseph Payton ... Born in Torrance, CA... Parents: Jerry and Kathy Payton ... Has one older brother, Michael and one older sister, Tiffany ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning two CIF championships ... Admires the NBA's Kobe Bryant for his work ethic ... Hobbies include reading and playing basketball ... Started his own clothing line at age 17 ... Interested in an economics major and a career in business.