A native of Baltimore, BRIAN JORDAN excelled in football and baseball during high school and college. So it was no surprise that he became one of a few athletes to play both sports on the professional level. He played for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons for several years and made his Major League Baseball debut in 1992. During a career that includes his selection as an All-Star, Jordan has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves, his current team. In 1998, he founded the Brian Jordan Foundation, a non-profit youth organization that is committed to creating and supporting programs that improve the quality of life for underprivileged children and their families. Jordan, his wife Pam, a former All-American basketball player, and their four children live in Atlanta. I Told You I Can Play! is Jordan’s first picture book for children.