Jordan Pettit

Jr., Off. Guard, 6-3, 288

Olive Branch, Mississippi
Olive Branch H.S.

Enters preseason as the starter at right guard off impressive spring practice. A hard-working aggressive blocker who goes until the whistle sounds, Pettit gained valuable experience late in the 2001 season and provides the Commodores with versatility and knowledge of all OL responsibilities.

Played in five games, including a start at right guard in season finale at Ole Miss... Also saw action at tackle, and worked in preseason at center.

Played sparingly, with most action coming against Duke.


High School
Named to Jackson Clarion Ledger first team All-State, two-time All-District... Played on several top baseball teams, including one that was fifth in the Sandy Koufax World Series... President of junior class, President of Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Students... Member of National Honor Society and Who’s Who of American High School Students.

Pettit is on schedule to graduate this May with a degree in Human and Organizational Development (leadership track). Two-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Son of Jerry and Teresa Pettit... Born April 30, 1981... Dad is a medical industry consultant, mom is a former Miss Mississippi USA... Grew up going to games of parents’ alma mater, Ole Miss... First career start came against Rebels... Oldest of four siblings… Younger brother, Blake, is freshman at Mississippi State on football scholarship... Rooms with WR M.J. Garrett and TE Tom Simone... Completed radio promotion internship this summer at SONY Music... Enjoys country music, deer hunting, bass fishing and billiards... Has volunteered at Nashville area homeless shelter.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)