Maryland Student Makes History As First Lacrosse Player To Wear A Durag Under His Helmet
A small Maryland high school witnessed history this month, as sophomore Leon Jordan became the first lacrosse player ever to wear a durag under a lacrosse helmet.
The commotion began at halftime, when 55-year-old announcer Mr. Dennis noticed that Jordan was wearing something under his helmet: “I saw parents in the crowd pointing at him and when I got a closer look I realized — holy smokes, he’s wearing a rap scarf!”
Team captain Josh Rupert could not contain his excitement, exclaiming “I’d never seen a black guy hold a lacrosse stick, so to see one break history with a durag was just insane. The icing on the cake is being able to rap the n-word during our warmup songs now!”
This moment was a long time coming. Prior to the start of the season, Jordan decided to try out for lacrosse after learning the team would get two free trips to Six Flags. “I’m the starting running back for the football team but I figured it’d help me stay in shape during off-season,” said Jordan. “I didn’t think they’d actually put me on the field though.”
“I honestly don’t want to be here, I’m tired as hell and they’re making me kiss babies like I’m the president,” added Jordan.
The day after the game, record-keepers revealed that Jordan had actually broken two records — he had also become the first lacrosse player ever to wear Adidas slides instead of boat shoes after the game. Additionally, Jordan had come close to becoming the first black player on the lacrosse team, but that record is held by Desmond Jones, who joined the team in 1995 when his name was forged on the tryout sheet as a prank.