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All-Pro Dad Calhoun Reaching for Stars


(CATHEDRAL CITY) — Just two short seasons ago, the University of Hawaii, Oregon State and Texas El-Paso had offers on the table for the services of 4.4 speedster Jordan Calhoun, whose 68 receptions for more than 1,100 yards at College of the Desert had catapulted him to D-1 status.

Everything changed, however, when little Mason Jordan Calhoun was born, and football took a backseat to fatherhood. The star wideout dropped off the college recruiting radar, and instead “stepped up like a man” to support his son.

“No question, I made the right decision,” Calhoun said Saturday morning at the Desert Princess Golf & Country Club, home of the UFAL Champion SoCal Coyotes. “My number-one priority has always been my little boy. But I’m in a position now where I can get back on the field, and the Coyotes have given me an incredible opportunity.”

Calhoun was one of a half-dozen major college and pro prospects recently who toured the Coyotes breathtaking Desert Princess facilities after signing contracts for their 2014 spring and fall campaigns.

The 6-0, 210-pound wide receiver was a unanimous first-team All-Desert Sky League and All-State selection at Victor Valley High School before starring for head coach Dean Dowty at College of the Desert.

As he walked around the Coyotes manicured new playing and practice fields, Calhoun couldn’t hide a smile.

“The Desert Princess is better than any major college campus,” he said. “This is awesome. I’m getting a second chance, and what an incredible place for my son to come see me play. I have a lot to prove, and I cannot wait to get back on the field and lead by example.”

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