Josh Gordon

Joshua Caleb Gordon[1] (born April 13, 1991), nicknamed Flash,[2] is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Gordon's first two NFL seasons were highly productive; in 2013, his second season, he led all players in receiving yards and was a first-team All-Pro selection. During his NFL career, Gordon has been suspended multiple times for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was indefinitely suspended by the league for his fourth violation during the 2014 season, being unable to play for the next three seasons. Following a lengthy rehabilitation period, he was reinstated midway through the 2017 season. In September 2018, he was traded to the New England Patriots. In December 2018, after facing a potential "indefinite suspension" from the NFL, Gordon announced he was stepping away from football to "focus on his mental health".[3]

Josh Gordon
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Gordon with the Cleveland Browns in 2016
No. 10 – New England Patriots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:April 13, 1991 (age 28)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Lamar (Houston, Texas)
College:Baylor
Utah
Supplemental draft:2012 / Round: 2
Career history
Roster status:Suspended
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:220
Receiving yards:3,826
Rushing yards:88
Total touchdowns:19
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Gordon was born to Elaine and Herald Gordon in Houston, Texas on April 13, 1991,[4] and has two sisters, twins named Juby and Rune. Gordon is of Haitian descent.[5][6]

Gordon attended Lamar High School in Houston, where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He played basketball as a sophomore. In football, he caught 20 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. As a senior, he was named first-team All-District 20-5A after totaling 25 receptions for 531 yards (21.2 average) and nine touchdowns.[4]

He also competed in track & field as a senior, where he ran a leg on the Lamar 4 × 100m and 4 × 200m relay squads, helping them capture the state title in both events with times of 42.69 seconds and 1:30.43 minutes, respectively.[7]

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.[8][9]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Josh Gordon
Wide receiver
Houston, Texas Lamar 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.40 Jan 26, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
2 stars
   Rivals:
3 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 224 (WR)   Rivals: 70 (WR)  ESPN: 128 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Baylor Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  • "2009 Baylor Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 12, 2012.

College career

Gordon accepted an athletic scholarship to play football for Baylor University. Although he received multiple Division I offers, his choice for Baylor was easy due to his supervised probation which required him to not leave the state of Texas.[10] However, in October 2010, during his sophomore year, he and teammate Willie Jefferson were found asleep in a local Taco Bell drive-through lane. 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.[11][12]

In July 2011, Gordon was suspended indefinitely by head coach Art Briles, for later failing a drug test and testing positive for marijuana.[11][12]

In August 2011, Gordon transferred to the University of Utah, where he sat out the 2011 season after declaring too late for the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[11][12]

Statistics

Year Team G Rec Yards Avg Lng TD
2009 Baylor 9 1 7 7.0 7 0
2010 Baylor 13 42 714 17.0 94 7
Career 22 43 721 16.8 94 7

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 18 in
(1.91 m)
224 lb
(102 kg)
32 38 in
(0.82 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.52 s 1.57 s 2.64 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Cleveland Browns

2012 season: Rookie year

Gordon was taken in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft by the Cleveland Browns.[14][15] On July 16, 2012, Gordon signed a four-year, $5.3 million deal with the Browns.[16]

Gordon finished among the top rookie wide receivers in the 2012 draft class. He recorded 50 catches, 805 yards, and five touchdowns in the 2012 season. Gordon scored his first NFL touchdown against the New York Giants, where he finished with two catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Gordon had his first 100-yard game against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13, where he finished with six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. Gordon had a then career-high of eight catches against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.[17]

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.[18] In Week 12 Gordon had 237 receiving yards, and 261 the following week, the first time in NFL history that a wide receiver had back-to-back games with at least 200 receiving yards.[19] On December 26, 2013, he was named the Cleveland Chapter PFWA Player of the Year following the season.[20]

On December 27, 2013, Gordon was voted to his first Pro Bowl selection. In just 14 games, he finished the 2013 season with a league leading 1,646 receiving yards,[21] and was named first-team All-Pro.[22]

2014 season

Josh Gordon 2014 Browns Training Camp
Gordon during 2014 training camp

On July 5, 2014, Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina.[23]

On August 27, 2014, Gordon acknowledged that the NFL suspended him for one year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[24] On September 19, 2014, his suspension was reduced to 10 games amidst the new NFL drug policy. Gordon was officially reinstated on November 17.[25]

On December 27, 2014, exactly one year removed from being selected into the Pro Bowl, the Browns suspended Gordon from the final game of the 2014 season due to a violation of team rules.[26]

Due to Gordon's suspensions, he only played five games in the 2014 season and caught 24 passes for 303 yards.

2015 season

Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy.[27][28] Gordon entered the NFL's substance abuse program after pleading guilty to a driving while impaired charge in September 2014 and was prohibited from consuming alcohol during his time in the program.[29]The suspension was for one year starting on February 3, 2015 and he was not eligible to return until the start of the 2016 season.[30]

2016 season

On January 20, 2016, Gordon applied to the league for reinstatement.[31] His request was denied in March when it was reported that he had failed another drug test.[32]

On July 25, 2016, Gordon was reinstated by the NFL. He was allowed to participate in training camp but was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 regular season.[33]

On September 29, 2016, Gordon left the Browns to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility. He was one week away from reinstatement to the NFL, serving his previous sentence of four regular season games. In a press statement, Gordon wrote, "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility. This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process."[34]

2017 season

On March 1, 2017, Gordon again applied to the league for reinstatement,[35] but was denied on May 11, 2017.[36] On November 1, Gordon was finally reinstated, but on a conditional basis, meaning that he would be eligible to return in Week 13.[37] He was officially activated off the Commissioner's Exempt list on November 30, 2017 for the Browns' Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.[38] He finished the game with 85 receiving yards in a 19-10 Browns loss. On December 10, 2017, while playing the Green Bay Packers, Gordon scored his first touchdown since the 2013 season.[39]

2018 season

Gordon played in only one game for the Browns in 2018. On September 9, 2018, playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gordon made a late-game reception for 17 yards and a touchdown resulting in a 21-21 tie following overtime.[40] The following week the Browns indicated that they would be parting ways with Gordon after he "violated the team's trust".[41] Initially, it was reported that the Browns finally lost patience with him after he injured his hamstring during an off-field event on September 12. The Browns had been led to believe he was shooting a promotional video for his clothing line and didn't know he was running 40s. However, it was later reported that there were multiple factors in the decision to part ways with the troubled receiver. Reportedly, the Browns were angered when he reported to practice 10 minutes late on September 13 and was "not himself." According to The Plain Dealer, the Browns feared that he was struggling to stay sober, and had done everything they believed they could do to keep him on the right path.[42]

New England Patriots

2018 season

On September 17, 2018, Gordon was traded along with a seventh-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick.[43] In his first game with the Patriots, Gordon caught 2 passes for 32 yards in a 38-7 win over the Miami Dolphins. On October 4, 2018, in a game against the Indianapolis Colts, Gordon caught Tom Brady's 500th career touchdown pass. It was also Gordon's first touchdown catch as a Patriot. On October 14, 2018, against the Kansas City Chiefs, he recorded 5 receptions for 42 yards. In the next game against the Chicago Bears on October 21, he recorded 4 receptions and 100 yards, his first 100 yard game as a Patriot. On November 4, Gordon recorded 5 receptions for 130 yards and a 55-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

On December 20, Gordon announced that he would step away from football to focus on his mental health. The NFL later stated that Gordon will be facing an indefinite ban for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the NFL drug policy.[3] Without Gordon, the Patriots reached Super Bowl LIII where they beat the Los Angeles Rams by a score 13-3. Gordon still received a ring for his earlier contributions to the team.[44]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2012 CLE 16 13 50 805 16.1 71T 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 CLE 14 14 87 1,646 18.9 95T 9 5 88 17.6 34 0 0 0
2014 CLE 5 5 24 303 12.6 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 CLE 0 0 Did not play
2016 CLE 0 0 Did not play
2017 CLE 5 5 18 335 18.6 54 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 CLE 1 1 1 17 17.0 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NE 11 11 40 720 18.0 55 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 52 49 220 3,826 17.4 95T 19 5 88 17.6 34 0 1 1

NFL records

  • First player in NFL history to record 200 receiving yards in 2 consecutive games [1]
  • Most consecutive games, 200+ yards receiving: 2 (November 24, 2013, 237 yards; December 1, 2013, 261 yards)
  • Most receiving yards, two-game span: 498 yards (November 24, 2013, 237 yards; December 1, 2013, 261 yards)
  • Most receiving yards, three-game span: 649 yards (November 24, 2013, 237 yards; December 1, 2013, 261 yards; December 8, 2013, 151 yards)
  • Most receiving yards, four-game span: 774 yards (November 17, 2013, 125 yards; November 24, 2013, 237 yards; December 1, 2013, 261 yards; December 8, 2013, 151 yards)

Browns franchise records

  • Most receptions, game: 14 on (November 24, 2013 v PIT; tied with Ozzie Newsome, 1984)[45]
  • Most receiving yards, game: 261 yards (12/1/2013 v JAX)
  • Most receiving yards, season: 1,646 yards (2013)
  • Most receiving yards per game, season: 117.6 (2013)[46]
  • 100+ receiving yard games, season: 7 (2013)[47]

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External links

2013 Cleveland Browns season

The 2013 Cleveland Browns season was the franchise's 65th season as a professional sports franchise and its 61st season as a member of the National Football League. They failed to improve on their 5–11 record from 2012, finishing the year at 4-12 their sixth consecutive 11+ loss season. They also extended their franchise record playoff drought to 11 years. This was the first season under head coach Rob Chudzinski (who was later fired after the season) and new general manager Michael Lombardi (who was later fired in February 2014). This also marked the first full season under owner Jimmy Haslam. The Browns played all of their home games at the newly renamed FirstEnergy Stadium (formerly known as Cleveland Browns Stadium).

2019 New England Patriots season

The 2019 New England Patriots season will be the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League, the 60th overall and the 20th under head coach Bill Belichick. They will enter the season as the defending Super Bowl champions after winning Super Bowl LIII, and as three time defending AFC champions. The Patriots will attempt to join the 1990–1993 Buffalo Bills as the only teams to appear in four consecutive Super Bowls and the first team to win seven Super Bowls.

For the first time since 2010, Rob Gronkowski, the team's former starting tight end, will not be on the active roster, as he announced his retirement on March 24, 2019.

Antonio Callaway

Antonio Callaway (born January 9, 1997) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida.

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory is a 2007 American sports comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as a mismatched pair of banned figure skaters who become teammates upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to compete in the sport again. The film's story was conceived by Busy Philipps, who "fleshed out the screenplay"; co-writers Jeff and Craig Cox, however, dropped her name from the script. The film was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart Entertainment and released on March 30, 2007, by DreamWorks Pictures.

Cavemen (TV series)

Cavemen is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from October 2 to November 13, 2007. The show was created by Joe Lawson and set in San Diego, California. Based on the GEICO Cavemen commercials, which were also written by Lawson, the show was described by the network as a "unique buddy comedy that offers a clever twist on stereotypes and turns race relations on its head".

Corey Coleman

Corey Defians Coleman (born July 6, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Flaked

Flaked is an American comedy web television series that stars Will Arnett, who developed it alongside the creator/executive producer of Arrested Development, Mitch Hurwitz. The first season consisted of eight episodes, which were released simultaneously worldwide on March 11, 2016. In July 2016, the series was renewed for a six-episode second season, which premiered on June 2, 2017.Columnist Cindy Elavsky describes the show as being about "a self-help guru named Chip who's struggling to stay a step ahead of his own lies."

Greta (band)

Greta was an American hard rock band formed in 1990 by Paul Plagens, Kyle Baer, Josh Gordon, and Brad Wilk.

Wilk left the band in 1991 to join Rage Against the Machine, and was replaced on the drums by Scott Carneghi who went on to co-found the band Buffalocomotive in 2012.

The band signed a two-record deal with Mercury Records in 1993 and released their debut album, No Biting, on September 21 of that year. Their second and final album, This Is Greta, was released in 1995, after which the band was dropped from the label. Greta disbanded in 1995. Vocalist Paul Plagens died in 2015

Josh Gordon (director)

Josh Gordon is an American film director and producer.

He is best known for directing the films Blades of Glory, The Switch and Office Christmas Party. He is one half of the directing team known as Speck and Gordon with co-director Will Speck. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for his short film Culture and an Emmy nomination for his series The Power Inside starring Harvey Keitel.

Josh Gordon (disambiguation)

Josh Gordon is the name of:

Josh Gordon (born 1991) American football player

Josh Gordon (director), American film director

Josh Gordon (footballer) (born 1993), English footballer

Joshua Gordon (born 1964), American cellist

Josh Gordon (footballer)

Josh Gordon (born 10 October 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Walsall, as a striker.

List of NFL supplemental draft picks

There have been 45 players selected in the National Football League supplemental draft since its inception in 1977. The supplemental draft was enacted in 1977 for players who had various circumstances affect their eligibility and did not enter the main NFL draft. The only player selected in the supplemental draft to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame was Cris Carter, who was selected in 1987 and elected to the Hall of Fame in 2013. In addition, there have been eight players selected to Pro Bowls in their careers: Bernie Kosar (drafted in 1985), Cris Carter (1987), Bobby Humphrey (1989), Rob Moore (1990), Mike Wahle (1998), Jamal Williams (1998), Ahmad Brooks (2006), and Josh Gordon (2012).

In 1984, the National Football League held a supplemental draft for college seniors who had already signed with either the United States Football League or the Canadian Football League. On June 5 in New York City, the draft was completed in an attempt to head off a bidding war in its own ranks for USFL and CFL players. Three players in this draft entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Steve Young, Gary Zimmerman, and Reggie White.

List of television show spoofs in Mad

A typical issue of Mad magazine will include at least one full parody of a popular movie or television show. The titles are changed to create a play on words; for instance, The Addams Family became The Adnauseum Family. The character names are generally switched in the same fashion.

These articles typically cover five pages or more, and are presented as a sequential storyline with caricatures and word balloons. The opening page or two-page splash usually consists of the cast of the show introducing themselves directly to the reader; in some parodies, the writers sometimes attempt to circumvent this convention by presenting the characters without such direct exposition. Many parodies end with the abrupt deus ex machina appearance of outside characters or pop culture figures who are similar in nature to the movie or TV series being parodied, or who comment satirically on the theme. For example, Dr. Phil arrives to counsel the Desperate Housewives, or the cast of Sex and the City show up as the new hookers on Deadwood.

The parodies frequently make comedic use of the fourth wall, breaking character, and meta-references. Within an ostensibly self-contained storyline, the characters may refer to the technical aspects of filmmaking, the publicity, hype, or box office surrounding their project, their own past roles, any clichés being used, and so on.

Several show business stars have been quoted to the effect that the moment when they knew they'd finally "made it" was when they saw themselves thus depicted in the pages of Mad.

The following list of all the TV show spoofs in Mad Magazine is ordered by the decades in which they were produced.

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party is a 2016 American Christmas comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck and written by Justin Malen and Laura Solon, based on a story by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The film stars an ensemble cast, including Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, and Jennifer Aniston, and was released on December 9, 2016, by Paramount Pictures. It grossed $114 million worldwide.

Ozzie Newsome

Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is a former American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns, as well as a former general manager of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Newsome was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame (1994) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1999).

Phil Bates (gridiron football)

Phil Bates (born September 20, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was most recently a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Ohio. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. With the Seahawks, he won Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.

The Power Inside

The Power Inside is a 2013 social film developed by Intel and Toshiba. It is Intel and Toshiba's third social film after The Beauty Inside (2012) and Inside (2011). Directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck and starring Harvey Keitel, Analeigh Tipton, and Craig Roberts, the film is broken up into six filmed episodes interspersed with interactive storytelling that all takes place on the main character's Facebook timeline.

The Switch (2010 film)

The Switch is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Based on a screenplay written by Allan Loeb, the film, formerly titled The Baster, was inspired by the short story Baster by Jeffrey Eugenides, originally published in The New Yorker in 1996. The film stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and child actor Thomas Robinson. Patrick Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Jeff Goldblum appear in key supporting roles.

Filming began in March 2009, and ended in May 2009. Re-shoots took place in October 2009. Upon its release, The Switch received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its premise and the performances of its cast but felt that the plot was formulaic. The Switch was the last Miramax film to be distributed by Disney before the former was sold to Filmyard Holdings on December 3, 2010.

Travis Benjamin

Travis Jammal Benjamin (born December 29, 1989) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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