Player Bio: UNLV: An impressive two-way player in high school who projects as a tight end for the Rebels ... Ranked as the No. 67 TE prospect in the nation by Scout.com ... Last name is pronounced "SPARK MAN."
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year varsity letterwinner for Point Loma HS in San Diego ... Played on both sides of the line for coach Mike Hastings, whose team finished 9-4 in 2009 ... Earned first team All-Western League as a senior tight end ... Finished with 17 receptions for 291 yards (17.2 YPC) and five touchdowns for the Pointers ... Also posted 28 tackles, including 24 solo, to go along with a QB sack and two forced fumbles as a defensive end ... Also lettered one season in basketball.
PERSONAL: Jordan Keanu Sparkman was born on Aug. 31, 1991, in San Diego ... The son of Ramona Sparkman ... Has an older brother, Josh ... Uncle, Jerome Sparkman, who lettered as a running back for Purdue in the late 1980s, is a resident of Las Vegas.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com