Josh Gordy

Josh Gordy (born February 9, 1987)[1] is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Central Michigan.

Gordy has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts. With the Packers, Gordy won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Josh Gordy
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Gordy with the Colts in 2014
Free agent
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born:February 9, 1987 (age 32)
Warthen, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Sandersville (GA) Washington Co.
College:Central Michigan
Undrafted:2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:99
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:11
Interceptions:5
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

Gordy played college football for Central Michigan University, where he had ten career interceptions as a cornerback. He earned All Mid-American Conference honors as a senior while helping CMU win three Mid-American Conference championships in four seasons, and finish in the Top 25 in the nation in the final January 2010 AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll.[2][3]

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

After playing at Central Michigan University, Gordy went undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He would only spend his time with the Jaguars as an offseason member of their secondary.

Green Bay Packers

Gordy then signed with the Green Bay Packers and spent time on and off of their practice squad and the team for much of the 2010 season. In his 2010 stint with the Packers, Gordy earned his first Super Bowl ring.

St. Louis Rams

After spending time with the Packers, the St. Louis Rams signed Gordy off of Green Bay's practice squad in 2011 due to many injuries in their secondary. Gordy was then given numerous starting opportunities. He would then set up somewhat of a breakout campaign for himself, recording three interceptions in limited time in the Rams defensive backfield.

Indianapolis Colts

During training camp in 2012, the St. Louis Rams went from having a need for cornerbacks, to having crowded depth at the position. Therefore, after a solid 2011 campaign coming off the bench with the Rams, Gordy was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on August 22, 2012. He would then spend most of his year with the Colts contributing his play on special teams.[4] Gordy was a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season ended. On April 21, 2014, he signed a qualifying offer from the Colts.[5]

New York Giants

Gordy signed with the New York Giants on April 14, 2015.[6] On August 29, 2015, Gordy suffered a hip injury during the third preseason game against the New York Jets.[7] On September 1, 2015, he was placed on injured reserve by the Giants.[8] On September 23, 2015, Gordy was released by the Giants with an injury settlement.

References

  1. ^ "Josh Gordy, DB for the Green Bay Packers at NFL.com". www.nfl.com.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Colts: Josh Gordy". Colts.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "2009 NCAA Football Rankings - Postseason". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  4. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/21/colts-acquire-josh-gordy-from-the-rams/
  5. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". blogs.colts.com. April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ Giants sign DB Josh Gordy & LB Ryan Jones
  7. ^ Raanan, Jordan (September 1, 2015). "Explaining the first round of Giants cuts, including some Jason Pierre-Paul paperwork". NJ.com. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2015). "New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts". Giants.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2015.

External links

2009 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

The 2009 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Central Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division. The team was coached by Butch Jones and played their home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas finished the regular season 11–2 and 8–0 in conference play, beat Ohio in the 2009 MAC Championship Game to win the MAC title and were invited to the GMAC Bowl where they defeated Sun Belt Champion Troy 44–41 in double overtime.

At the end of the season, Jones departed Central Michigan to become the head coach of the University of Cincinnati. Steve Stripling, the defensive ends coach, became interim head coach and coached the GMAC bowl.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2011 St. Louis Rams season

The 2011 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 74th season in the National Football League, the 17th overall in St. Louis and the third under head coach Steve Spagnuolo. The Rams failed to improve on their 7–9 record from 2010, and one day after the season finale, head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney were fired from the team. The team secured the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Rams' offense was among the worst in the league in 2011. They scored only 193 points (12.1 points per game), last in the league, and 11th-fewest all-time for a 16-game season. Their −214 point differential was last in the league.Football Outsiders ranked St. Louis the worst team in the league, per play, in 2011. The 2012 Football Outsiders Almanac, however, noted that the Rams went from the league's easiest schedule in 2010 to the league's hardest schedule in 2011.With their 2-14 record, the Rams capped a stretch from 2007 to 2011 in which they went 15-65, which was at the time the worst 5-year span in NFL history. This mark has since been matched by the Cleveland Browns of 2013 to 2017.

2012 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2012 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 60th season in the National Football League and the 29th in Indianapolis. The Colts earned the first selection in the 2012 NFL Draft due to a dismal 2–14 record in 2011 and used their first pick on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. The season marked the first for both head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson with the franchise.It was also the Colts' first season since 1997 without Peyton Manning on the roster as he was released by the Colts in March 2012 and signed with the Denver Broncos during that offseason. He also missed the entire 2011 season due to undergoing neck surgeries.

Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians served as interim head coach while Pagano underwent treatment for leukemia from week 5–16; he returned, with his cancer in remission, during the final week of the regular season. The team went 9–3 under Arians. The Colts earned a playoff berth, but were defeated by the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round. This season marked the official beginning of the Andrew Luck era.

2013 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2013 Big Ten Conference football season was the 118th season for the Big Ten. The conference began its season on Thursday, August 29, as Minnesota and Indiana began their 2013 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. Michigan State began their season the following day, and the rest of the conference began their season on September 1.

This was the league's final season as a 12-team conference before Maryland and Rutgers join the Big Ten Conference for the 2014 season. It was also the final season with the "Leaders" and "Legends" divisions; when Maryland and Rutgers join, the conference will reorganize its divisions on a pure geographic basis. The six schools in the Central Time Zone will be joined by Purdue in the new West Division, with the other schools making up the East Division. Under the new setup, the only protected cross-division rivalry game will be Indiana–Purdue.Michigan State upset undefeated Ohio State to win the Big Ten Championship Game. The B1G put seven teams into bowl games, including two into the BCS with Michigan State going to the Rose Bowl and Ohio State to the Orange Bowl. The B1G went 2-5 in bowl games with the only wins coming from Michigan State in the Rose Bowl and Nebraska in the Gator Bowl.

2013 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2013 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 61st season in the National Football League, the 30th in Indianapolis and the second season under head coach Chuck Pagano, who missed most of the 2012 season due to treatment for leukemia. The Colts matched their 2012 record of 11–5, and went undefeated within the division during the season. The Colts hoped to advance further than the Wild Card round in the playoffs than in 2012, where they lost to the Ravens. They did so after falling behind by 28 points against the Chiefs, but came back and won 45–44. However, the Colts were defeated by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round, by a score of 43–22.

On March 7, 2013, Jeff Saturday signed a one-day contract in order to retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

For the second consecutive season, the Colts held the final pick in the NFL Draft, number 254, which is famously known as Mr. Irrelevant. In 2012, the final player selected was Chandler Harnish. The 2013 season's Mr. Irrelevant was Justice Cunningham.

Throughout the season, the Colts wore a patch to recognize the 30th season since their move to Indianapolis.

On October 20, 2013, Peyton Manning made his first return to Indianapolis since being released by the Indianapolis Colts and signed by the Denver Broncos, a game in which commentator Al Michaels dubbed "the War of 1812" (referring to Peyton Manning's number of 18 and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's number of 12). The Colts won the game 39-33.

While losing their Week 14 match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Colts overall record as well as a 4–0 record within the division was enough to earn them their 15th division title after the Denver Broncos defeated the Tennessee Titans. The Colts became the first team of the 2013 season to win their division, securing a home playoff game.With the Titans' loss to the Cardinals in Week 15, the Colts were the only AFC South team to make the playoffs.

In the AFC Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Colts rallied to turn a 38–10 Chiefs' lead into a 45–44 victory for the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history. It is behind only the Bills who rallied from a 32-point deficit in the 1993 AFC Wild Card Game.

2014 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2014 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 62nd season in the National Football League and the 31st in Indianapolis. It also marked the third season under head coach Chuck Pagano, general manager Ryan Grigson, and quarterback Andrew Luck.

The Colts entered the 2014 season as the defending AFC South champions, after compiling an 11–5 record during the previous season and falling to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. They clinched their second straight division title with a 17–10 win over the Houston Texans in Week 15. They also went 6–0 in their division for the second straight year. In the postseason, the Colts would defeat both the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos before losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. The 2014 Colts failed to join the 2010 New York Jets and 2012 Baltimore Ravens as the only teams to beat both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the playoffs.

As of 2018, this is the only time in the post-Peyton Manning era in which the Colts made the AFC Championship Game.

Behind former first overall draft pick Andrew Luck, the Colts became the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger to pass for 300 or more yards in eight consecutive games.

2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL draft was the 79th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players to the league. The draft, officially the "Player Selection Meeting", was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on May 8th through May 10th, 2014. One of the most anticipated drafts in recent years kicked off on May 8, 2014 at 8 pm EDT. The draft was moved from its traditional time frame in late April due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.There was early discussion and rumors leading up to the draft on the future of staying at the current location in New York City, where it had been held since 1965. Given the increased interest the draft had garnered over the past decade, there was belief that the event may have outgrown Radio City Music Hall, which had been the venue for the past nine drafts. The possibility of extending the draft to four days was also being discussed throughout the months leading up to the draft. The NFL decided in that summer that the 2015 NFL Draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

The Houston Texans opened the draft by selecting defensive end Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina. The last time a defensive player was taken with the first overall selection was in 2006, when the Texans selected Mario Williams. The Texans also closed the draft with the selection of safety Lonnie Ballentine of the University of Memphis as Mr. Irrelevant, which is the title given to the final player selected.The 2014 NFL draft made history when the St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam in the seventh round. Sam, who became the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL, was selected 249th out of 256 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. After this, Sam's jersey was the second best selling rookie jersey on the NFL's website. Sam came out publicly in the months leading up to the draft.A few notable players drafted in 2014 were Jimmy Garoppolo, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Anthony Barr, Allen Robinson, Jadeveon Clowney, Mike Evans, Devonta Freeman, Martavis Bryant, and Sammy Watkins.

2014 St. Louis Rams season

The 2014 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 77th season in the National Football League, the 20th overall in St. Louis and the third under head coach Jeff Fisher. The Rams attempted to reach a playoff berth for the first time since their 2004 season, but were officially eliminated in their loss against Arizona in Week 15. The Rams failed to improve on their 7–9 record from 2013, finishing 6–10 in 2014. The Rams' 2014 season was notable for their numerous starting quarterbacks including Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, and Sam Bradford, the last of whom was injured before the season began. Despite the lack of stability at the position, the Rams defeated both defending conference champions, Super Bowl participants, and 2014 division winners, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, plus also shutting out two teams in consecutive weeks: the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins.

2015 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2015 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 63rd season in the National Football League and the 32nd in Indianapolis. It was also the fourth season under the trio of head coach Chuck Pagano, general manager Ryan Grigson and quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts entered the 2015 season as the defending AFC South champions after compiling an 11–5 record before falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

After a week 8 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Colts fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and elevated associate head coach Rob Chudzinski to replace him. The Colts failed to improve from their 3 consecutive 11–5 records and finished the season at 8–8 and lost the division to the Houston Texans and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and only the 4th time since 1998. Also this was their first time to lose to the Houston Texans at home since the Texans broke into the NFL in 2002.

Central Michigan Chippewas football

The Central Michigan Chippewas are a college football program in Division I FBS, representing Central Michigan University (CMU). CMU currently has the 30th highest overall winning percentage of programs currently playing in NCAA Division I.The Chippewas have played in five bowl games in the last seven years, drawing 60,624 fans in the 2007 Motor City Bowl. CMU has played a total of eight post-season games (conference championships and bowl games), winning six. All have occurred in the past seven years.

Central Michigan Chippewas football statistical leaders

The Central Michigan Chippewas football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Central Michigan Chippewas football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Chippewas represent Central Michigan University in the NCAA's Mid-American Conference.

Although Central Michigan began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1951. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1951, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Chippewas have played in eight bowl games since this decision, allowing many recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.

Similarly, Central Michigan has played in the MAC Championship Game three times (2006, 2007, and 2009), giving yet another game to players in those seasons.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Don Carey (cornerback)

Don Juan Carey III (born February 14, 1987) is an American football safety who is currently on the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Norfolk State. He has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

List of Central Michigan University people

This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of Central Michigan University.

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Trumaine Johnson (cornerback)

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Washington County High School (Georgia)

Washington County High School is located in Sandersville, Georgia, United States. It was founded in 1959 from a county-wide consolidation of small community high schools. Because segregation was still active, only white students could attend. A twin school for black students, Thomas Jefferson Elder High School, was built in 1959 on Hines Street in the Tybee neighborhood of Sandersville.

The school got its mascot by student vote among Hawks, Falcons, and Eagles. The colors are derived from the black of Tennille High School (the Tigers) and the gold of Sandersville High School (the Satans).

In 1972, the Washington County (WACO) school system fully integrated, and Washington County High started housing grades 11–12. T.J. Elder High became T.J. Junior High, and housed grades 9-10. In the 1984–85 school year, the current 9–12 format went into effect.

During the 1980–81 school year, a vocational building was built, housing a bigger library. In 1993, an extensive renovation took place on the original 1959 building, removing the numerous windows that lined the outside walls of most of the original building and enlarging the cafeteria.

In 1997, a gym, front office complex, science classrooms, and labs were built. The old gym complex was renovated into a fine arts wing, adding a larger band room, chorus room, and 300-seat theater.

The school has achieved many distinctions:

Advanced Placement courses and honors level college preparatory classes

Georgia Governor’s Honors Program participants and National Merit Scholars

Washington County STAR Student

Washington County DAR Good Citizen

Rotary Speech Contest and Optimist Essay Contest winners

Two National Board-certified teachers

Named by GeorgiaEducation.org as one of the three high schools in Georgia to have moved from a low-performing school to an exemplary school

Numerous region and state titles for SkillsUSA, HOSA, and FBLA with winners advancing to nationals

Entrepreneurship program through sponsorship by Georgia REAL Student

Business, Healthcare Science, and Construction programs industry certified

Percussion consistently receives "Superior" ratings at festivals throughout the state

District Honor band members as well as All-State Musicians

2 state titles and 4 state runner-up titles in theater competition

Region championships for the last six years for Debate and Literary teams

Literary team state champions 2008 and 2009, and 3rd place in 2010

Several students published in state and national publications

24 students in both Latin and Spanish inducted into the International Foreign Language Honor Society, Foreign Language Alliance for International Rapport (FLAIR), FLAIR's only Latin Student of the Year 2009

Governor's Honors Program participant in Communicative Arts in 2009

A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award recipients Washington County scholarship winners

Georgia Career Student Association state champions 2010

Interact — 2009 District club of the year

Special Olympics participation 2009, 2010 State Fall Games with multiple medal winners; hosted regional Olympics 2011

Special Olympics "Face of the Year" student for State Fall Games

Georgia All-Classification Weightlifting Champions 2001-2002; State Runner-Up 2000, 2004, 2005

Area 4 All-Classification Weight-lifting Champions 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Set the Bigger, Faster, Stronger National Power Clean Record in 2000, 2002, 2003, and has set or broken 11 National BFS records

Girls' basketball team region champions in 2009-10 and 2010-2011 school years

Girls' basketball team appeared in several state playoffs prior to state AAA championship in 2011. State Champions 1991.

Boys' basketball team appeared in several state playoffs. State Champions 1993.

Fast-pitch softball team appeared in state playoffs 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

Varsity football team appeared in several state playoffs. State Champions 1994, 1996, 1997. State Runners-Up 1992, 2012, 2013.

B-Team football achieved over 30 consecutive victories

"Hawk's Nest" voted "Best Baseball Field in the Region"

Girls' track team region champions 2010

Boys' track team region champions 2011, three track scholarships in 2011

Baseball team has several state playoff appearances

Numerous athletic scholarships awarded each year

Numerous academic scholarships awarded each year

Famous Athletic Alumni: Greg Minor (NBA-Boston Celtics), Robert Edwards (NFL-New England Patriots), Takeo Spikes (NFL-Cincinnati, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco), Josh Gordy (NFL-Green Bay, Indianapolis), Allisha Gray (WNBA-Dallas Wings)

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