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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 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Lamar
College: Baylor
Supplemental Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 (1st overall pick)
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
  • Cleveland Browns (2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Only player in NFL history with consecutive 200-yard receiving games
  • Most receiving yards in four-game span (774) in NFL history
  • Most receiving yards in single season in Browns history (2013)
  • Most receiving yards in single game (261) in Browns history
  • Cleveland Browns 2013 Player Of The Year
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Receptions130
Receiving yards2,369
Receiving average18.2
Touchdowns14
Stats at NFL.com
Joshua Caleb Gordon (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. He played college football for Baylor University.

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        Early years

        College recruitment

        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.
        NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40‡Commit date
        Josh Gordon


        Wide receiver
        Houston, TexasLamar6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)215 lb (98 kg)4.4Jan 26, 2009 
        Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 100
        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:
        • "Baylor Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-7-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
        • "2009 Baylor Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-7-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
        • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-7-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
        • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2012-7-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
        • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-7-12.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

        College career

        Gordon accepted an athletic scholarship to play football for Baylor University. However in 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.

        In July 2011, Gordon was suspended indefinitely by head coach Art Briles, for later failing a drug test and testing positive for marijuana.

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

        Professional career

        Cleveland Browns (2012–present)

        Gordon was taken in the second round of the 2012 Supplementary Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

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

        2012 season

        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

        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. During week 12, Gordon had 237 receiving yards and in week 13, 261 yards. It marked the first time in NFL history a wide receiver had consecutive 200-yard receiving games.. Before a week fithteen game against the Chicago Bears, Josh Gordon was in a single car carcrash. Though nobodly harm was caused it seemed to set Gordon into a funk as he recorded subpar numbers in back to back games. Many fans were hopeing for a big game in week 17 against rival Pittsburgh Steelers, that with a Cleveland win could knock the Steelers out of the playoff chase.

        Awards and achievements

        NFL records

        • Most consecutive games, 200+ yards receiving: 2 (11/24/13, 237 yards; 12/01/13, 267 yards)
        • Most receiving yards, four-game span: 774 yards (11/17/13, 125 yards; 11/24/13, 237 yards; 12/01/13, 267 yards; 12/08/13, 151 yards)

        Browns franchise records

        • Most receiving yards, game: 267 yards (12/01/13 vs. Jacksonville)
        • Most receiving yards, season: 1564 yards (2013)

        Awards

        • Cleveland Browns 2013 Player Of The Year
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