Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon at training camp, 2012
No. 13     Cleveland Browns
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
High School: Houston (TX) Lamar
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Baylor
Supplemental Draft: 2012 / Round: 2
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions     50
Receiving Yards     805
Touchdowns     5

Josh Gordon (born April 13, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft.[1][2][3] He played college football for Baylor University.

Early yearsEdit

College recruitmentEdit

During the college recruitment period Gordon was targeted by Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas Tech. According to Gordon was ranked as a 3 star wide receiver while rated him as a 2-star at the position.[4][5]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Josh Gordon
Wide receiver
Houston, Texas Lamar 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 211 lb (96 kg) 4.5 Jan 26,
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 224 (WR)   Rivals: 70 (WR)  ESPN: 128 (WR)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit

Gordon accepted an athletic scholarship to play football for Baylor University. However on October 2010, during his sophomore year he and teammate Willie Jefferson were found asleep at a local Taco Bell. 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 not suspended.[6][7]

On July 2011, Gordon was suspended indefinitely by head coach Art Briles, for later failing a drug test and testing positive for marijuana.[6][7]

In August 2011, Gordon transferred to Utah, where he sat out the 2011 season declaring too late for the 2011 Supplemental Draft.[6][7]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Gordon was taken in the second round of the 2012 Supplementary Draft.[8][9]

On July 16, 2012, Gordon signed a 4 year, $5.3 millon deal with the Cleveland Browns.[10]


  1. Josh Gordon the big story in supplemental draft
  2. NFL supplemental draft: Josh Gordon's potential worthy of mid-round flier
  3. Despite pulled quad, Josh Gordon impresses at workout before supplemental draft
  4. "Josh Gordon". Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  5. "Josh Gordon". Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 McClain, John (July 12 2012). "Former Baylor WR Josh Gordon hopes to leave his past behind him". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 13 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Receiver-starved Browns gamble on Josh Gordon in Supplemental Draft". Sports Illustrated. July 12 2012. Retrieved July 13 2012.
  8. Davis, Nate (July 12 2012). "Browns select ex-Baylor WR Josh Gordon in supplemental draft". USA Today. Retrieved July 13 2012.
  9. Schefter, Adam (July 12, 2012). "Browns take Josh Gordon in Round 2". ESPN. Retrieved July 13, 2012.

External linksEdit


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