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He was an All-District selection at wide receiver, defensive back and track & field during his time at Clay High School.
He was not recruited by any Division I schools as a high school football player, but he was recruited by some Division II schools. Kovacs only had two campus visits: Division II Hillsdale and Toledo (a school 13 miles from his high school). By the time he completed his college applications, even Hillsdale had lost interest in him. His father placed a call to Michigan Director of Football Operations Brad Labadie after Jordan was wait listed and got him to agree to review a homemade highlight reel. As his graduation neared, Kovacs shook hands with Andy Boyd, a Toledo coach, on a preferred walk-on spot. That same afternoon in June 2008, Labadie called to confirm that Kovacs had been admitted from the wait list. The admission came without an athletic scholarship. Labadie encouraged Jordan to attend walk-on tryouts.
In 2009, he was one of the most highly regarded walk-ons in the nation, and emerged from a group of Michigan football players who referred to themselves as "The Walk-On Nation". His debut on September 5 against the Western Michigan was on special teams. The following week, he registered 31 plays against Notre Dame after starting safety Michael Williams suffered leg cramps. He made his first start on September 26 against Indiana. On October 3 of that season, he had 17 tackles against Michigan State in the annual Paul Bunyan Trophy. He posted ten tackles and made his first career interception on November 14 against Wisconsin. That season, he played free safety before being switched to strong safety. He started one game at free safety and seven at strong safety over the course of the season. He finished the season as the second leading tackler for the 2009 Wolverines. He earned 2009 CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America second team recognition and 2009 Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten honors. He was also a Rudy Award candidate.
Kovacs earned a scholarship at the beginning of the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. In the second game of the season on September 11 against Notre Dame in the Michigan – Notre Dame football rivalry game, Kovacs recorded his first interception of the season and second of his career as part of a 10-tackle effort. On October 16 he recorded 2.5 tackles for a loss against Iowa. After eight games in the 2010 season he ranked second in the Big Ten Conference in tackles. On November 18, he was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, which was a newly created award for the most outstanding player to have begun his career as a walk on. On November 20, he posted his first career quarterback sack during a season-high twelve tackle performance against Wisconsin. With one week remaining on the conference schedule, the performance tied Kovacs for third-overall in the Big Ten, gave Kovacs a wide lead among Big Ten underclassman (8.64 vs. 7.55 per game over the next highest performer) and extended his lead among Big Ten defensive backs (8.64 vs 8.27). In the final game of the regular season on November 27 against Ohio State in the annual Michigan – Ohio State football rivalry game, Kovacs recorded his second interception of the season and third of his career as part of a 17-tackle effort. He collected a career-best 41 return yards following the interception. In The Game, Kovacs tied a career-high with 17 total tackles including a new career-high 9 solo tackles. Kovacs ended the 2010 Big Ten Conference football season ranked second in the conference to teammate Jonas Mouton in total tackles. However, he led the team in solo tackles. Following the Big Ten Conference season, he was selected as an honorable mention All-Conference selection by the media.
Kovacs was elected team captain. He was selected to the preseason watchlist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player). At a ceremony on November 10, Kovacs' jersey number was changed from 32 to the previously retired number 11 which was recirculated as a "Michigan Football Legend" jersey in honor of Francis ("Whitey), Albert and Alvin Wistert. He was interviewed as part of a 13-minute segment that appeared on the edition of November 18 of 60 Minutes about the business of college football. Kovacs was a second team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media. On November 27, he was named a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy. At the December 3 team banquet, Kovacs earned team MVP for the season. He earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2012. Following the season, he participated in the February 2, 2013 Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Bowl.
He was released at the end of training camp in 2014. He was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on October 6. On November 4, he was signed off the Eagles practice squad by the Dolphins, and was placed on the active 53 man roster. He had seven tackles over the course of the season, including 5 in December 28 week 17 contest against the New York Jets.
On October 18, 2015, Kovacs recorded his first sack against Zach Mettenberger of the Tennessee Titans. Towards the end of the season he was expected to be released by the Miami Dolphins with the expectation that he would be placed on the practice squad once he cleared waivers.
Following the season 2015 season, he was signed to a futures contract by the Kansas City Chiefs. On May 10, 2016, he was released.
On August 5, 2016, Kovacs signed with the Los Angeles Rams. On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Rams as part of final roster cuts.
In 2017, Kovacs joined the Michigan Wolverines staff in a role assisting the team's defensive and special teams coaches. On February 28, 2019, he joined the Cincinnati Bengals staff as the defensive quality control assistant.
Jordan's father Louis also played football for the University of Michigan. Jordan married Susan Kovacs.
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