BY BUDDY NEVINS
The winner of the Bowl Champion football game Monday night in Miami is very personal to Broward County Court Judge Gary Cowart.
Cowart’s son Jordan Cowart is a star long snapper for the Fighting Irish.
Jordan Cowart, 60, tries to make a tackle against Pittsburgh (2011)
Number one Notre Dame is battling number two Alabama for the championship.
Jordan should be on the field for all the Notre Dame kicking plays.
Because that’s what a long snapper does. He is the center who snaps the ball on punts, field goals and extra points.
Jordan is considered one of the best long snappers in college football, but he gets little attention because the position is not as conspicuous as, say, a quarterback.
The Plantation resident has been a Fighting Irish starter for four years. A star at St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Jordan was the first long snapper recruited for a football scholarship at Notre Dame.
Read about Jordan Cowart here in this football profile written by the school’s media office at the beginning of the 2012 season.
And read Sam Fields’ take on Jordan Cowart and Notre Dame football when Jordan Cowart was recruited in 2009 here.
Jordan, a senior, was nostalgic on Twitter about the pending end of his Notre Dame career. This from yesterday:
Headed to the last practice of my career at notre dame. Crazy how the time flies.
But he was having an experience! Jordan commented on the massive media attention the Nortre Dame players received in South Florida prior to the championship game. Here is his comment when the team was mobbed by the media while eating and a picture he took:
Aaaaand they’re back