Josh Gordon

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Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon 2012.jpg
Josh Gordon at training camp, 2012
No. 12     Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Lamar
College: Baylor
Supplemental Draft: 2012 / Round: 2
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Receptions114
Receiving Yards2,054
Touchdowns12
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon 2012.jpg
Josh Gordon at training camp, 2012
No. 12     Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Lamar
College: Baylor
Supplemental Draft: 2012 / Round: 2
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Receptions114
Receiving Yards2,054
Touchdowns12
Stats at NFL.com

Joshua Caleb Gordon[1] (born April 13, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.[2][3][4] He played college football for Baylor University.

Early years[edit]

College recruitment[edit]

During the college recruitment period Gordon was targeted by Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas Tech. According to Rivals.com Gordon was ranked as a 3 star wide receiver while Scout.com rated him as a 2-star at the position.[5][6]

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40Commit date
Josh Gordon
Wide receiver
Houston, TexasLamar6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)210 lb (95 kg)4.4Jan 26, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 224 (WR)   Rivals: 70 (WR)  ESPN: 128 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Gordon accepted an athletic scholarship to play football for Baylor University. However on October 2010, during his sophomore year he and teammate Willie Jefferson were found asleep at a local Taco Bell. Police found marijuana in Jefferson’s car. Jefferson, who was driving, was kicked off the team due to it being his second violation, but Gordon was only suspended.[7][8]

On July 2011, Gordon was suspended indefinitely by head coach Art Briles, for later failing a drug test and testing positive for marijuana.[7][8]

In August 2011, Gordon transferred to Utah, where he sat out the 2011 season declaring too late for the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[7][8]

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns (2012-present)[edit]

Gordon was taken in the second round of the 2012 Supplementary Draft by the Cleveland Browns.[9][10]

On July 16, 2012, Gordon signed a 4 year, $5.3 millon deal with the Browns.[11]

2012 season[edit]

Gordon finished among the top rookie receivers in the 2012 draft class. He finished with 50 catches, for 805 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Gordon scored his first career touchdown against the New York Giants, where he finished the game with 2 catches for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gordon had his first 100 yard game against the Oakland Raiders in week 13, where he finished with 6 catches for 116 yards and 1 touchdown. Gordon had a career high of 8 catches against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 14.

2013 season[edit]

On June 7, 2013, the NFL announced that Gordon would be suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and that another failed drug test could result in a one-year suspension. .[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Josh Gordon Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Josh Gordon the big story in supplemental draft
  3. ^ NFL supplemental draft: Josh Gordon's potential worthy of mid-round flier
  4. ^ Despite pulled quad, Josh Gordon impresses at workout before supplemental draft
  5. ^ "Josh Gordon". Scout.com. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Josh Gordon". Rivals.com. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c McClain, John (July 12 2012). "Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon hopes to leave his past behind him". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 13 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Receiver-starved Browns gamble on Josh Gordon in Supplemental Draft". Sports Illustrated. July 12 2012. Retrieved July 13 2012. 
  9. ^ Davis, Nate (July 12 2012). "Browns select ex-Baylor WR Josh Gordon in supplemental draft". USA Today. Retrieved July 13 2012. 
  10. ^ Schefter, Adam (July 12, 2012). "Browns take Josh Gordon in Round 2". ESPN. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8171817/josh-gordon-cleveland-browns-signs-4-year-rookie-deal
  12. ^ Kay, Joe (June 7, 2013). "Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2 games". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

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