USO Tour highlights Cameron Jordan’s trip around the world
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METAIRIE, La. — Cameron Jordan made his first NFL-USO Tour in 2017 to visit troops in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The experience was so powerful that Jordan was back doing it again in South Korea earlier this month.
“I don’t know how many they’re gonna allow me to go on. It’s like, ‘All right Cam, you can’t come to every one,'” joked the New Orleans Saints defensive end, who credited friend and former teammate Akiem Hicks for selling him on the idea after Hicks made his own trip in 2015.
Then last year, Jordan urged close friend and teammate Mark Ingram to do the same.
“When you’re younger, you feel like the older guys go — Drew [Brees] goes or Ben Watson goes. And it’s like, ‘Oh, all right, I’ve got some years before [it’s my turn] or I’ve got to build a respectable name,'” Jordan said. “No bro, they see you giving your time, and it’s so much more than just your name.”
As many times as I’ve been able to have the ability to show appreciation to our military back in college & now in the nfl. @The_Dream99 sold me on