|No. 24, 25|
|Date of birth:April 23, 1983|
|Place of birth: Amite, Louisiana, US|
|College: Jackson State|
|Undrafted in 2006|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* San Diego Chargers ( 2006– 2008)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* 2× All-SWAC (2004, 2005)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Cletis Gordon (born April 23, 1983) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Jackson State University.
Early years Edit
Gordon attended Amite High School, before moving on to Jackson State University. He was nicknamed Flash, while playing as defensive back, kickoff returner, punt returner and wide receiver. He became a starter at cornerback as a junior.
He was considered as the Southwestern Athletic Conference top kick returner. He finished his career with 2,000 return yards, 4 returns for touchdown, 9 receiving touchdowns, 98 tackles, 11 interceptions and 16 passes defended.
In 2011, he was named to the Jackson State University All-Century Team.
Professional career Edit
San Diego Chargers Edit
Gordon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers after the 2006 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he appeared in 3 games and was declared inactive in 13 contests. The next year, he played in 14 games, posting 8 special teams tackles, 8 defensive tackles and one pass defensed.
In 2008, he played in 14 games (one start), registering 4 special teams tackles, 8 defensive tackles and one pass defensed. He was released on August 24, 2009.
Houston Texans Edit
Detroit Lions Edit
On September 2, 2009, he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions. He was released on September 7.
Dallas Cowboys Edit
On October 6, 2009, the Dallas Cowboys signed him as a free agent. Played on special teams against the Kansas City Chiefs, before being released on October 13. He was re-signed on November 23 and was declared inactive in the last 6 games and 2 playoff contests. The next year, he was limited with a neck injury in preseason and was released on September 4, 2010.
Florida Tuskers Edit
Gordon was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on October 19, 2010. Where he recorded 187 Tackles, 45 forced Fumbles, 68 interceptions, 32 returned for touchdowns, and a record high 2 carries for 115 yards
Carolina Panthers Edit
Personal life Edit
- ↑ "Former NFL Players Join Knights Coaching Staff". http://www.trinityknights.net/news_article/show/557134?referrer_id=. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- ↑ "Jackson State Announces All-Century Team". http://hbcuconnect.com/content/215963/jackson-state-announces-all-century-team. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- ↑ "Eleven Panthers become free agents". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Eleven-Panthers-become-free-agents/a602a40d-e71f-45bb-8eab-577f6ec0e80b. Retrieved February 19, 2016.