The 2011 Scouting Report: Returning starter at one cornerback position ... Named a preseason third-team All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports and fourth-team by Phil Steele's ... Savvy football player with top-end speed ... Possesses tremendous skills ... Had another productive spring, getting better fundamentally in the areas he needed to work on ... Led all Big Ten players in passes defended in 2010 ... 37 career starts.
2011:Team co-captain ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree ... Made 49th career start vs. Michigan State before suffering a career-ending shoulder injury in the first half ... Had surgery in early December ... Notched two tackles vs. Eastern Illinois, giving him 200 tackles for his career (closed career with 252 overall) ... Played in 51 career games overall ... Named team's defensive big playmaker at Boston College for his eight tackles (six solos), an interception and a pass deflection ... One of his six solo hits was a touchdown-saving tackle at the 4-yard line on BC's game-opening play, a 69-yard scamper by running back Andre Williams (NU's defense eventually forced BC into a field goal) ... Two tackles at Army ... Earned two solo tackles at Illinois ... Led all players with 12 tackles (career-high eight solo hits) vs. Michigan ... Notched three solo tackles and a pass breakup at Iowa ... One tackle vs. Penn State ... Tabbed NU's defensive player of the week for his effort vs. Indiana: six solo tackles and four assisted tackles ... Credited with 12 tackles (eight solos) and a pass breakup in road win over Nebraska ... Two solo tackles vs. Rice ... Registered six tackles and his 23rd career pass deflection vs. Minnesota ... Totaled two solo tackles and a pass breakup vs. Michigan State before leaving the game with an injury ... Finished career with seven interceptions and 24 pass breakups, which rank 11th and tied for fourth, respectively, on NU's all-time lists ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by conference media ... Led the Big Ten and ranked in a 12th-place tie nationally with 15 passes defended (1.15 per game) ... Named to Phil Steele's second-team Midseason All-Big Ten squad and third-team Postseason All-Big Ten team ... Fourth on the team with 63 total tackles ... In the TicketCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech, Mabin intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown, his first season pick ... Finished with five tackles against the Red Raiders ... Five tackles and one pass breakup at Wisconsin ... Against Illinois, credited with five tackles and one pass breakup ... Recorded three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Iowa ... Eight tackles (seven solo) and two pass breakups at Penn State ... Racked up a career-best 12 tackles at Indiana and added two passes defended ... Seven tackles vs. Michigan State to go with a career-best three pass breakups ... Collected three stops vs. Purdue and at Minnesota ... Three tackles and two pass deflections vs. Central Michigan ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup at Rice ... Two tackles against Illinois State and at Vanderbilt ... Named team's Defensive Big Playmaker vs. Indiana.
2009: Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Finished year with 75 tackles, fourth-most on the team ... Sealed NU's win over Wisconsin with an interception in the final minute and closed with seven tackles (fifth time in his career with seven tackles) ... Five total tackles at Illinois ... Intercepted his first pass of the season and the fourth of his career at Iowa while recording six tackles ... Posted six tackles vs. Penn State ... Five tackles against Indiana and six stops at Michigan State ... Recorded seven tackles in consecutive games vs. Miami and at Purdue ... Also recovered a fumble at Purdue ... Five tackles against Minnesota ... Tied for team lead with seven tackles at Syracuse ... Picked up four stops against Eastern Michigan ... One tackle vs. Towson.
2008:Sporting News, Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Phil Steele's Freshman All-American ... Also tabbed a second-team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and a member of the ESPN.com first-team All-Big Ten Freshman team ... Named team's NGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year ... Started last 11 games at cornerback ... Finished with 52 total tackles and three interceptions for the year ... Named team's defensive big playmaker vs. Duke and Michigan ... Notched three tackles in 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri ... Four tackles, including 1.0 TFL's, and one pass breakup vs. Illinois ... At Michigan, tallied four tackles and his team-leading third interception ... Recorded four tackles and one pass breakup against Ohio State ... One stop at Minnesota ... Totaled five stops and one pass breakup at Indiana ... Against Purdue, registered his second career INT, which he returned 38 yards down to the 1-yard line ... Also collected six tackles vs. the Boilermakers ... Delivered a season-most eight tackles (four solos) vs. Michigan State ... Totaled three hits vs. Iowa ... Against Ohio, recorded his first career interception and TFL in addition to totaling seven tackles, including five solo stops ... Returned one kickoff for 11 yards and had one pass breakup against SIU ... At Duke, rang up five tackles, a forced and recovered fumble and a pass breakup ... Returned his first career kickoff for 20 yards at Duke ... Registered one tackle in his collegiate debut vs. Syracuse.
2007: Did not see action.
High School:Velocity/PrepStar All-American and All-Region honoree ... Rivals.com All-Region and SuperPrep All-Midwest honoree ... Ranked 10th among all players in SuperPrep Ohio player ranking and 17th among all players (sixth among defensive backs) in Rivals.com Ohio player ranking ... Ranked 20th-best cornerback nationally by SuperPrep, 27th-best defensive back nationally by Rivals.com and 87th-best safety nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... Ohio's Division II Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Ohio (all-state) selection ... Named 2006 Offensive Player of the Year by Northeast Ohio Inland District, the Cleveland Plain Dealer (Summit/Portage County), the Akron Beacon-Journal and Sun Newspapers ... Four-time first-team All-Western Reserve Conference selection ... Named conference's Offensive MVP in 2006 ... Also tabbed the Fox 8 and Cable 9 Player of the Year ... Ohio News Network (ONN) first-team tailback in 2006 ... Recipient of the Plain Dealer's "Best of the Best" award ... Knights' three-time team MVP (2004-06) and their 2006 Offensive MVP ... Offensively, rushed for 6,700 career yards, including 2,354 yards his senior year, on 869 attempts (7.7 ypc) ... His career rushing figure is the sixth-best mark in Ohio prep history ... Averaged 8.1 ypc his senior season ... Totaled 81 career rushing TD's (28 in 2006) ... Also added 61 career receptions for 649 yards (10.6 ypr) and 5 TD's ... Scored a total of 92 career TD's -- ninth most in Ohio history -- (81 rushing, 5 receiving, 3 kickoff returns, 3 punt returns) and 12 two-point PAT's for 564 career points ... Defensively, totaled 143 career tackles (123 solos) and 11 interceptions ... 8,866 career all-purpose yards (2,805 his senior season) ... Rushed for a school-record 317 yards against Twinsburg ... Invited to play in MSL All-American Bowl in Orlando and the Big 33 All-Star game, pitting stars from Ohio vs. Pennsylvania ... Helped the Knights go 38-10 during his four-year career ... Team made the playoffs three of his four years, which included a state semifinal appearance in 2006 ... Conference champs in 2006 ... Played in every game ... Also lettered in track (sprints/relays) ... High Honor Roll and Leadership Award ... Played against fellow NU signee David Arnold ... Coached by Keith Boedicker.
Personal: Born Jordan C. Mabin ... Son of Howard and Debbie Mabin ... Father played football at Louisville, while cousins Dorin Dickerson (U. of Pittsburgh) and Ron Dickerson (Miami Dolphins, Temple coach), also are involved in football ... Uncle, Wes Mabin, played at Nebraska ... Attended same high school as former NU player, Rashad Morton ... Earned his undergraduate degree (learning and organizational change major) in June, 2011 ... Pursuing postgraduate studies (master's in sports administration).