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    Re: Charles Gordon

    "Euphman06" wrote:
    It sounds like the FA"s we are bringing in have some potential in them. I've always wished that the vikes could have one of those 7th round or undrafted free agent pickes that turns out to be a huge success stories.
    I think Gordon might give us as good a shot as any at one of these ... and you are right ... it would be nice for the Tom Brady story to be ours at some point.

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    Re: Charles Gordon

    "midgensa" wrote:
    "Euphman06" wrote:
    It sounds like the FA"s we are bringing in have some potential in them. I've always wished that the vikes could have one of those 7th round or undrafted free agent pickes that turns out to be a huge success stories.
    I think Gordon might give us as good a shot as any at one of these ... and you are right ... it would be nice for the Tom Brady story to be ours at some point.
    What about Matt Birk or John Randle?

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    Re: Charles Gordon

    Here's a couple of stories...Will get more.


    Keegan: Gordon solidifies defense
    By Tom Keegan (Contact)

    Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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    You rob a strength to feed a weakness, you know where you end up? On Mediocre Blvd.

    That’s why the best news coming out of Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino’s press gathering Tuesday came when he addressed how he would use Charles Gordon.

    “Charles plays an important role on defense,” Mangino said. “He contributes more than perhaps the untrained eye sees. He’s intelligent. He’s a field general. He makes checks for the secondary. He’s on the far side of the field, and he can get the secondary lined up all the way from the near safety to the far corner.”

    So he’s not only the biggest playmaker on defense, he’s the glue guy. He also might be the team’s best receiver, which is a blessing, except when it’s a curse. To play on offense, he must rest on defense. On this team, the defense must never rest, because the offense isn’t built to play catch-up.

    “I probably feel a little more confident about pulling him over on offense this year than maybe a year ago, but we have to stop people first,” Mangino said. “We have capable people on offense, and Charles at this point will complement that group.”

    With or without Gordon, the Jayhawks don’t have a great offense. So reach for greatness by making him a full-time defensive player and only a spot receiver.

    It sounds as if Mangino will have the discipline not to overuse Gordon and will be cautious enough to avoid leaving the defense vulnerable with Gordon resting. Good news.


    Gordon named to All-America third team
    J-W Staff Reports
    posted, December 14, 2004

    Kansas University cornerback Charles Gordon culminated his spectacular sophomore season by earning a new prefix for his name: All-American.

    Gordon, a sophomore, was selected to the All-America third team by the Associated Press, which unveiled its picks Monday. He's the first KU player to receive AP All-America honors since offensive lineman Chris Banks was a third-team pick in 1995.

    "This is a great honor, not just for me, but also for my teammates," Gordon said in a statement. "There are a lot of deserving players for an honor such as this, and just to be considered for the team is very special to me."

    In his first season playing full-time on defense, Gordon intercepted seven passes, tying him for the NCAA Division I-A lead with Louisiana-Monroe's Chris Harris. Gordon also broke up eight passes, blocked a kick, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, earned a sack and registered 57 tackles.

    Gordon also played part-time at wide receiver and returned punts for KU, which finished 4-7.

    Gordon was one of 13 players from the Big 12 Conference named to the All-America teams. Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, OU offensive lineman Jammal Brown and Texas linebacker Derrick Johnson were first-team selections.

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    No news on the front pages at KU. Not a word about the guy getting drafted!

    Not supporting the dude leaving early????? No pride in KU football????

    http://kuathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/gordon_charles00.html

    As a sophomore (2004): A third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press as a defensive back ... Led the Big 12 and tied for the national lead with seven interceptions -- the most by any KU player since 1951 ... Garnered first-team All-Big 12 honors (AP, coaches) as a defensive back and was an honorable mention selection as an all-purpose player (AP) ... Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a wide receiver (coaches) ... Earned the team's Ray Evans Award for Defensive MVP ... Finished fifth on the team with 57 total tackles including 32 solo stops ... Led the team and the Big 12 Conference with eight pass break-ups ... Also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick ... Had a career-high 11 tackles against No. 6 Texas ... Picked off two passes against both Nebraska and Colorado ... Had six games with six or more tackles ... Collected 15 catches, including a pair of touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball ... Averaged 10.0 yards per reception ... Threw a 26-yard touchdown pass against Texas Tech ... Averaged 9.0 yards on 29 punt returns to finish sixth in the Big 12 ... Had a season-long 49 yard punt return in KU's win against Kansas State ... Moved into second place on KU's list with 601 career punt return yards and enters the 2005 season just five yards shy of becoming the school's all-time leader.

    As a redshirt freshman (2003):Saw time as a wide receiver, cornerback and punt returner ... Earned third-team All-Big 12 honors as a return man (Big 12 coaches) ... First-team Freshman All-American wide receiver by the Sporting News ... First-team All-American kick returner by the Sporting News ... Named academic All-Big 12 ... One of three KU players to catch a pass in all 13 of KU's games ... Set a KU freshman record by hauling in nine catches against Texas A&M and Oklahoma State ... His 769 receiving yards and 57 receptions set KU freshman records ... Was co-winner of the Don Fambrough Award at the team's annual awards banquet -- an award given annually to the team's most unselfish player ... As a return man, no KU player since 1949 with at least 20 punt return attempts in a season collected a better per-return average than Gordon's 13.1 yards per return.

    As a freshman (2002): Redshirted ... Won the coaches' award for offensive scout team player of the week following the Baylor game.

    High School: MVP of Santa Monica HS his senior season ... Had 66 receptions for 1,229 yards as a senior ... Named player of the year in the Ocean League ... Had single-game highs of 10 receptions for 217 yards and four touchdown receptions his senior year ... Also named most valuable player on his baseball team as a junior ... Helped his team to a league championship in 2001 ... Coached in high school by Norm Lacy ... Earned varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball.

    Personal: Parents are Stanley and Terri Wilson ... A business major.

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    Gordon info


    I think this link is him... sounds like a D$#m good steal.

    we'll see how it goes and when he will be able to become a starter.

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    Re: Charles Gordon

    dangit snow.. u beat me by 1 min~!!!!


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    "We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall

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    Re: Charles Gordon

    Last info link, will not bug you with CG, wanted to give you all some insight...Thanks

    Charles Gordon
    Cornerback - Ranked #14
    Kansas





    Height: 5-10 1/8
    Weight: 183 lbs.
    Forty Time: 4.55 - Combine
    Stats:
    2004: 57 TK 1 SK 7 INT 9 PBU 2 FF
    2005: 28 TK 1 SK 2 INT 3 PBU 2 FF



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    Background

    Charles Gordon attended Santa Monica High School where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He was named MVP of the baseball team after leading them to a league championship as a junior. As a senior receiver, Gordon totaled 67 receptions for 1,229 yards, on his was to league player of the year honors. He accepted a scholarship to Kansas where he sat out the 2002 season as a redshirt. The following season he totaled 869 yards on 57 receptions, both school records for a freshman receiver. He also averaged over 13 yards per attempt as a punt returner. He was named first team academic all-big twelve for his performance in the classroom that year. As a sophomore, Charles made his mark as a defensive back, leading the big twelve conference with 7 interceptions on the year. He also had 57 tackles, 9 pass break-ups and 2 forced fumbles on the year. He caught 15 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns on offense. He also contributed as a return specialist, averaging 9 yards per punt return. He was named third-team all-American for his play as a defensive back. As a junior, Gordon totaled 28 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 3 pass break-ups and 1 forced fumble on defense. As a receiver he caught 34 passes for 313 yards and 2 touchdowns. Charles Gordon does have another year of eligibility due to his redshirt season in 2002; however, he has opted to leave school early to enter the 2006 NFL draft.

    Analysis

    Charles Gordon is a versatile player who has started at cornerback, receiver, and punt returner during his time at Kansas. He is an athletic corner with fluid hips and a good backpedal. He has good speed and outstanding hands. He can be dangerous with the football in his hands after the interception. He is an instinctive player who always seems to be around the football but he does need to improve his tackling technique. He lacks great size and isn’t a very physical corner. He may need to increase his strength to better handle some of the bigger, stronger receivers in the NFL. He has proven to be a true “team player” who will do anything that is asked of him to help the team. Charles Gordon has bounced back and forth from receiver to corner over the past few years. He is raw and needs to settle into one position. He could project as a corner or receiver at the next level and his ability to contribute as a return specialist will only help his draft day value. He is a bit of a project but he has a great deal of upside and should be a mid round pick on draft day.

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    dangit snow.. u beat me by 1 min~!!!!


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    I am no sinersp, but I can get the job done when I have to. :grin:

    BTW, where are the Singersp updates and articles?

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    Stop it West Coast, you are getting me excited about Gordon. There is too much time from now until preseason to get excited.

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    Re: Charles Gordon

    Snow,

    I want you to get excited, I promise you, he will turn into a great, yes I said great player for the Vikings! We will celebrate for many years!!! How do I know? I have been coaching him since junior H.S. has always been incredible, underrated though, but very solid! Great hands, quick hips, ball hawk, intelligent, fearless, humble, and most importantly, unselfish! Cheeeers :rr:

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