Very talented defensive back who was impressive in the Spring ... winner of the Tigers’ Most Improved Defensive Player award for the spring ... very hard worker who is competing for playing time at safety ... should also be a valuable performer on special teams ... was a red-shirt freshman in 2011.
AT CARROLL H.S.: Earned All-district honors as a senior ... made 38 tackles for the Dragons as a senior ... helped Coach Hal Wasson’s team reach the state quarter-finals with an 11-2 record ... had two interceptions as a senior with 13 pass breakups ... three-sport standout who also played basketball and ran track at Carroll High School.
PERSONAL: Son of former NFL cornerback Darrien Gordon, who enjoyed a 10-year career with San Diego, Denver, Oakland, Green Bay and Atlanta ... father was an All-Pro who played in four Super Bowls and started for Denver’s back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams ... lists father as the person he admires most ... has one brother and three sisters ... lists “Glory Road” as his favorite movie ... favorite NFL player is Antonio Cromartie ... worked as referee for flag football league ... enjoys reading the Harry Potter series ... lists Denzel Washington as his favorite actor ... favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant ... enjoys eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ... has done community service work with the Special Olympics ... parents are both graduates of Stanford ... son of Darrien and Anjie Gordon ... born on June 18, 1993 in Oakland, Cal. ... major is sports management.