Lil’Jordan Humphrey put in a standout performance for the New Orleans Saints in their defeat against the Dallas Cowboys, but who are his parents? Is Lil’Jordan his real name and which position did he play before WR?
Humphrey, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2019 has spent his entire career with the Saints.
The WR has floated between the practice and reverse squads, although he has stood out in the last couple of weeks.
In the Saints’ 27-17 reversal against the Cowboys, he racked up 49 yards and a touchdown.
It builds on a good performance versus the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving with 47 yards.
As of December 3rd, the second-year WR is averaging 17.3 yards per receive with 10 successful, giving a total of 173 yards.
But who are Humphrey’s parents? Who did his mother want to name him after and which position did he once play?
Lil’Jordan Humphrey parents revealed
Humphrey was born in Texas on April 19th, 1998 to parents Keith and Chevette.
He has a elder brother, Terry Michael.
Growing up, both brothers would often work out with their father.
During these times, he played both football and basketball – with his mother Chevette hopeful of him making a career on the court.
However, he elected to go to down the pitch route, pledging to Texas – entering the college in 2016.
He did not finish his Physical Culture and Sport major, electing to enter the NFL draft before his Senior year.
Humphrey went undrafted until picked up by the Saints.
What is his real name?
Humphrey’s name is something of a misnomer.
Lil’Jordan is anything but little – standing 6ft 6in tall and weighing 225lbs or 16 stone.
The name Lil’Jordan comes from his brother, Michael…
Terry Michael wanted his brother to be called Michael, but his Lil’Jordan’s parents opted for a slight change.
They settled upon ‘Lil’Jordan as the name – something of a compromise.
Has he always been a WR?
Humphrey only switched to the WR position whilst at Texas.
He had previously started his career as a running back, made the move full-time to WR in college.
He had 15 offers including Wisconsin, Duke, Purdue, Louisiana-Monroe before settling on Texas.