“Fighting Irish” Player Is Broward Judge’s Son




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: 

Jordan Cowart ‏@JordanCowart60

Aaaaand they’re back

7 Responses to ““Fighting Irish” Player Is Broward Judge’s Son”

  1. anonymous says:

    I went to school with Jordan. He deserves everything he has earned. I wish him and Notre Dame the best.

  2. Marty Kiar says:

    Judge Cowart is a great judge. He must be so proud of his son as playing Division 1 football for one of the best teams in the country in the National Championship game is a huge accomplishment. I am very happy for the Cowart family.

  3. Lori Parrish says:

    Congratulations to his mom, Jodi too. The Cowart family is proud and we are all excited for them. Go Irish!

  4. Kevin says:

    … and that is a thankless, under-rated, extremely difficult position to master.

    Good for him.

  5. Rico Petrocelli says:

    Coached Jordan for many years at PAL Basketball. Gary always volunteered to run the clock or do the book. Jodi and my wife Camille would hang out, talk and watch Jordan and my son Dominic play. Great kid back then, and still is today. Judge Gary and Family have my respect and friendship. No horse in this race, but for the Cowarts, GO NOTRE DAME!!!!

  6. Just Beachy says:

    The Cowart family including the judge and his brother, Brian, who was and perhaps is still with BSO, are truly compassionate, caring individuals. I wish them all the very best! Irish all the Way! Go Jordan, Go!

  7. Steve Glerum says:

    I went to law school with Judge Cowart; I remember he & I in the student lounge watching TV on the afternoon Pres. Reagan was shot. Jordan is right: Time does fly! Congrats.