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Richard Gordon

position

Tight End

Height

6-4

Weight

254 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Norland HS/Milford Prep

2010 SEASON STATS|CAREER STATISTICS

 

2010 NICK CHICKILLO MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

CAREER: Played in 49 games from 2006-2010, starting 10 … Started seven games during senior campaign at tight end … Played as a true freshman in 2006 on special teams … Finished career with 10 receptions for 60 yards … Recorded five kickoff returns for 104 yards in 2007 … Averaged 20.8 yards per return … Named the 2010 Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player.

2010 (SENIOR): Started seven games at tight end … Played in 12 contests … Had six catches for 30 yards … Caught two passes at Pittsburgh for a total of 11 yards … Had one catch at Clemson for five yards … Had one reception at Duke (9 yards), against North Carolina (1 yard) and in the Sun Bowl versus Notre Dame for four yards … Averaged 5.0 yards per game … Was named the 2010 Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player at the team’s annual awards banquet on December 12.

2009 (SENIOR): Played in season opener against Florida State before suffering an injury … Sat out remainder of the season before earning a medical hardship after season concluded. Experienced tight end who played in all 12 games in 2008 … Good blocker who also plays on special teams … Saw extensive time as the starter at tight end this past spring … Has good speed which allowed him to get some reps as a returner in 2007.

2008 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games … Caught three passes for 24 yards … Played on special teams in all 12 games … Had a career-long 15-yard reception at Georgia Tech … Had two receptions for nine yards against North Carolina.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, starting once … Caught one pass for eight yards … Returned kickoffs for the first two games, with five returns for 104 yards (20.8-yard average) … Played on special teams against Marshall, Oklahoma, FIU, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Duke and Boston College … Lone reception for eight yards came in Marshall game when he also returned one kickoff for 27 yards … Returned four kickoffs for 77 yards (25 long) against Oklahoma … Made his first career start against Georgia Tech and started in a two-tight end formation at Florida State and against Virginia.

2006 (FRESHMAN): True freshman who played in 12 of 13 games … Saw most of his action on special teams and was a regular there all 12 games … Saw action as a reserve tight end in the second half of the Florida A&M game … Moved to defensive line during the bye week before the Houston game … Played three downs at defensive tackle on the final series of the FIU game … Did not play against Virginia Tech, his only missed game of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior in 2004, played in just five games … On defense, made 35 tackles, one fumble recovery and one sack and played receiver on offense, scoring two touchdowns … Selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl … As a junior, played mostly tight end … Also competed in basketball and track (4×100 relay) … In 2006 was ranked the No. 6 prep school recruit by Rivals.com … In 2005 was rated the No. 20 overall prospect in Florida regardless of position by Rivals.com and the No. 15 defensive end by Scout.com … Also ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald, the No. 56 overall prospect by the Orlando Sentinel, the No. 16 overall prospect by the Tampa Tribune, and the No. 4 defensive end prospect in the South by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Coached by Nigel Dunn.