Tucson High School Sports

Catching up with former Salpointe quarterback Jordan Scelfo


Jordan Scelfo (UIW)

Jordan Scelfo (UIW)

Jordan Scelfo was our 2010 Division 5A-I Player of the Year with the Lancers before moving on to the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Scelfo started his junior season last year as the fourth string quarterback and holder and ended the season as the starting quarterback. According a news release, his first real opportunity came in the final minute at Northwestern State when he went 3-for-3 for 62 yards and a touchdown.

He started against nationally ranked McNeese State and passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score. He followed that with a 260-yard, two-touchdown performance in a win at Nicholls. He completed 21 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns against Sam Houston State. He finished the year as the top passer on the team with nearly 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns despite playing slightly more than four games in the position.

Scelfo posted two of the top six passing games in school history and tied the school record for most pass attempts in a game against Lamar, 44. He was also named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

He has appeared in two games this fall and has a touchdown pass to his credit.

Scelfo participated in the Manning Passing Academy Air-It-Out competition in July where he finished in a tie for second place among the 45 college quarterbacks competing.

This was the fourth straight year that Scelfo has been invited to the camp as a counselor. “It is a great experience to get to work with the kids and help them with their training and technique,” said Scelfo in a news release.

“We get to work with Peyton (Manning) and Eli in the morning and then we get to be on the other side of things as a coach the rest of the day.”

His father Frank Scelfo is the quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Frank Scelfo spent two seasons (2010-11) as quarterbacks coach for the University of Arizona where he tutored Nick Foles.

Jordan Scelfo also plays baseball in college.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com



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