Chunn lands a roster spot

Published 4:38 pm Monday, September 2, 2019

Former Troy running back Jordan Chunn has been named to Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster according to various reports.

The Former Trojan standout running back went undrafted following the 2017 season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on August 31 that the Cowboys had moved on from Chunn and released him. But on Monday, reports began to surface that Chunn had been called up and will join the Cowboy’s 53-man roster.

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Chunn has been a member of the Cowboys practice squad since being undrafted. During the 2019 preseason, Chunn finished with 16 carries, third most on the team, for 49 yards, averaging 3.06 yards per carry. Chunn also had nine catches for 46 yards and had a touchdown.

Chunn left his mark during his time with the Trojans. He finished his career as Troy’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 47 and total touchdowns (47).

Chunn was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team as a running back and as an All-Purpose player following the 2016 season when he rushed for 1,339 yards and had 16 touchdowns.

His other achievements include being named on the 2013 College Football News Freshman All-American Team and he was the 2013 NCAA Freshman Rushing Touchdown leader. He closed out his career as a participant in the East-West Shrine Game in Tampa, Florida.

Chunn is the second Trojan to be named to a 53-man roster heading into the regular season. Receiver Damion Willis, also undrafted, was named to the Cincinnati Bengals 53-man roster and was recently named starter for week one against Seattle.

Chunn and the Cowboys will open up the regular season on Sunday at home against the New York Giants.