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    Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    [size=13pt]Mr. Versatility hangs on[/size]

    Gordon challenges for cornerback spot

    BY MARCUS R. FULLER
    Pioneer Press

    Article Last Updated: 08/24/2007 12:10:08 AM CDT



    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....


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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on


    Gordon is going to send Whitaker packing, and will be a special team star, and dime corner if somebody gets hurt.

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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    "singersp" wrote:
    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....
    I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
    He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
    I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

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    "Zeus" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....
    I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
    He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
    I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

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    He did? What was his average?

    With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.

    This is how we fared so far this year.......

    Punt Return Statistics


    Player
    Returns
    FC
    Yds/Ret
    Long
    TD

    Mewelde Moore
    2 0 3.0 3 0
    Jason Carter
    1 0 10.0 10 0


    Kick Return Statistics


    Player
    Returns
    Yds
    Yds/Ret
    Long
    TD

    Aundrae Allison
    3 60 20.0 28 0
    Chandler Williams
    1 28 28.0 28 0
    Troy Williamson
    1 26 26.0 26 0
    Mewelde Moore
    1 26 26.0 26 0
    Jason Carter
    1 23 23.0 23 0
    Martin Nance
    1 23 23.0 23 0

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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    "singersp" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....
    I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
    He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
    I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.
    He did? What was his average?

    With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.
    http://nfldraft.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=2025&PT=7&PR=2&type=scoutin greport#scouting

    I did the average for 2005 (his last year) and it's 38/342 = 9 yards/return.
    That's gotta be PR numbers.

    Hmm.
    I remembered those as being better.
    Perhaps I'm just remembering some MensaTice propoganda, LOL.

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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....
    I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
    He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
    I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.
    He did? What was his average?

    With the Vikings still trying to fill that spot as we into the 3rd pre-season game, you'd think they'd at least give him a shot at it.
    http://nfldraft.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=2025&PT=7&PR=2&type=scoutin greport#scouting

    I did the average for 2005 (his last year) and it's 38/342 = 9 yards/return.
    That's gotta be PR numbers.

    Hmm.
    I remembered those as being better.
    Perhaps I'm just remembering some MensaTice propoganda, LOL.

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    LOL

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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    Maybe the coaches know better than us
    ...here are Gordon's statistics from 2004 and 2005 at KU. Not sure if he's the answer or not; these stats would not indicate that he is, however, it is awhile ago.
    Gordon was an all around star at KU, as the stats kinda elude to; he was certainly one of their best football players.



















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    29 / 9 / 49 / 0














    41 / 9.7 / 54 / 0

    Kickoff Returns


    3 / 22 / 25 / 0














    2 / 21 / 24 / 0

    Interceptions




    7 / 7.4 / 23 / 0














    2 / 0 / 0 / 0

    Receiving






    11 / 10 / 22 / 2














    12 / 9.2 / 40 / 2


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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    Charles Gordon excelled in so many roles in college that he didn't have a preferred position....
    I don't understand why we've never seen him back returning punts or kicks.
    He's similar in size to a Dante Hall, although probably not as fast or slippery.
    I know he had a good career as a returner at KU.

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    The link provided in the other post, said something about a sub par 40 time.
    Maybe he isn't considered fast enough to be the best option.
    Seems him and more are probably similar in speed, at least Moore looks like he is running sub par 40.

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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    5 KR in two years?
    When you consider KU plays in the Big 12, a KR should have a lot more returns than that.
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    Re: Charles Gordon - Mr. Versatility hangs on

    At this point I'll take any of our other DBs over Whitaker.


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