Josh Gordon

Joshua Caleb Gordon (born April 12, 1991), nicknamed Flash, is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. He played college football at Baylor, and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. Gordon’s initial two NFL seasons were very profitable; in 2013, his second season, he drove all players in accepting yards and was a first-team All-Pro selection. In his NFL profession, Gordon has been suspended on numerous occasions for damaging the NFL’s substance misuse strategy. He was inconclusively suspended by the class for his fourth infringement amid the 2014 season, being not able play for the following three seasons. Following a long restoration period, he was reestablished halfway through the 2017 season. In September 2018, he was exchanged to the New England Patriots. In December 2018, in the wake of confronting a potential “uncertain suspension” from the NFL, Gordon reported he would leave football to concentrate on his psychological well-being.

Early years

Josh Gordon was destined to Elaine and Herald Gordon in Houston, Texas on April 13, 1991, and has two sisters, twins named Juby and Rune. Gordon is of Haitian descent.

Gordon attended Lamar High School in Houston, where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He played basketball as a sophomore. In football, he got 20 goes for 363 yards and four touchdowns as a lesser. As a senior, he was named first-group All-District 20-5A in the wake of totaling 25 gatherings for 531 yards (21.2 normal) and nine touchdowns.

He additionally contended in track and field as a senior, where he ran a leg on the Lamar 4 × 100m and 4 × 200m relay squads, helping them catch the state title in the two occasions with times of 42.69 seconds and 1:30.43 minutes, individually.

Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon

Amid the college enrollment period, Gordon was focused on by Baylor, Houston, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas Tech. Agreeing to, Gordon was positioned as a 3-star wide receiver while rated him as a 2-star at the position.

US college sports recruiting information for secondary school competitors

Name Hometown High school/college Height Weight 40‡ Commit date

Josh Gordon

Wide receiver Houston, Texas Lamar 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.40 Jan 26, 2009

Enlisting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75

By and large enlisting rankings: Scout: 224 (WR)   Rivals: 70 (WR)  ESPN: 128 (WR)

Note: In numerous cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may strife in their postings of height and weight.

In these cases, the normal was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


“Baylor Football Commitments”. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

“2009 Baylor Football Commits”. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

“ESPN”. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

“ Team Recruiting Rankings”. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

“2009 Team Ranking”. Retrieved 2012-07-12.

School profession

Gordon acknowledged an athletic scholarship to play football for Baylor University. In any case, in October 2010, amid his sophomore year, he and teammate Willie Jeffersonwere found sleeping in a local Taco Bell drive-through path. Police found marijuana in Jefferson’s vehicle. Jefferson, who was driving, was commenced the group because of it being his second infringement, however Gordon was only suspended.

Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon

In July 2011, Gordon was suspended inconclusively by head coach Art Briles, for later coming up short a drug test and testing positive for pot.

In August 2011, Gordon exchanged to the University of Utah, where he sat out the 2011 season in the wake of pronouncing past the point of no return for the 2011 Supplemental Draft.


Year Team G Rec Yards Avg Lng TD

2009 Baylor 9 1 7 7.0 7 0

2010 Baylor 13 42 714 17.0 94 7

Career 22 43 721 16.8 94 7

Proficient vocation

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP

6 ft 3 1⁄8 in

(1.91 m) 224 lb

(102 kg) 32 3⁄8 in

(0.82 m) 10 in

(0.25 m) 4.52 s 1.57 s 2.64 s     35 1⁄2 in

(0.90 m) 10 ft 2 in

(3.10 m) 13 reps

All qualities from NFL Combine

Cleveland Browns

2012 season

Gordon was taken in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft by the Cleveland Browns.On July 16, 2012, Gordon marked a four-year, $5.3 million manage the Browns.

Gordon completed among the best new kid on the block wide recipients in the 2012 draft class. He recorded 50 gets, 805 yards, and five touchdowns in the 2012 season. Gordon scored his first profession touchdown against the New York Giants, where he completed with two gets for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Gordon had his initial 100-yard diversion against the Oakland Raiders in Week 13, where he completed with six gets for 116 yards and one touchdown. Gordon had a then vocation high of eight gets against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14.

2013 season

On June 7, 2013, the NFL reported that Gordon would be suspended for the initial two diversions of the 2013 season due to damaging the NFL’s substance-misuse policy. In Week 12 Gordon had 237 getting yards, and 261 the next week, the first run through in NFL history that a wide recipient had consecutive recreations with something like 200 accepting yards. On December 26, 2013, he was named the Cleveland Chapter PFWA Player of the Year following the season.

On December 27, 2013, Gordon was casted a ballot to his first Pro Bowl selection. In only 14 recreations, he completed the 2013 season with an alliance driving 1,646 getting yards, and was named first-team All-Pro.

2014 season

On July 5, 2014, Gordon was captured for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On August 27, 2014, Gordon recognized that the NFL suspended him for one year for damaging the alliance’s substance-misuse policy. On September 19, 2014, his suspension was diminished to 10 diversions in the midst of the new NFL sedate strategy. Gordon was formally reestablished on November 17.

Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon

On December 27, 2014, precisely one year expelled from being chosen into the Pro Bowl, the Browns suspended Gordon from the last round of the 2014 season because of an infringement of group rules.

Because of Gordon’s suspensions, he just played five amusements in the 2014 season and got 24 goes for 303 yards without any touchdowns.

2015 season

Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season due to damaging the class’ substance misuse policy.Gordon entered the NFL’s substance misuse program in the wake of confessing to a driving while hindered charge in September 2014 and was restricted from expending liquor amid his time in the program.The suspension was for one year beginning on February 3, 2015 and he was not qualified to return until the beginning of the 2016 season.

2016 season

On January 20, 2016, Gordon connected to the class for reinstatement. His ask for was denied in March when it was accounted for that he had fizzled another medication test.

On July 25, 2016, Gordon was restored by the NFL. He was permitted to take an interest in preparing camp yet was suspended for the initial four amusements of the 2016 normal season.

On September 29, 2016, Gordon left the Cleveland Browns to enter an in-tolerant restoration office. He was multi week from restoration to the NFL, serving his past sentence of four ordinary season recreations. In a press explanation, Gordon stated, “After watchful idea and profound thought I’ve concluded that I have to step far from seeking after my arrival to the Browns and my football vocation to enter an in-understanding recovery office. This is the correct choice for me and one that I expectation will empower me to increase full control of my life and proceed on a way to achieve my maximum capacity as an individual. I welcome the help of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my partners, my specialist and the network through this to a great degree testing process.”

2017 season

On March 1, 2017, Gordon again connected to the association for reinstatement, but was denied on May 11, 2017. On November 1, Gordon was at long last restored, yet on a restrictive premise, implying that he would be qualified to return in Week 13. He was authoritatively actuated off the Commissioner’s Exempt rundown on November 30, 2017 for the Browns’ Week 13 amusement against the Los Angeles Chargers. He completed the diversion with 85 getting yards in a 19-10 Browns misfortune. On December 10, 2017, while playing the Packers, Gordon scored his first touchdown since the 2013 season.

2018 season

Gordon played one diversion for Cleveland in the 2018 season. On September 9, 2018, playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gordon made a late diversion gathering for 17 yards and a touchdown bringing about a 21-21 tie following overtime. The following week the Browns showed that they would go separate ways with Gordon after he “damaged the group’s trust”.Initially, it was accounted for that he harmed his hamstring in an off-field occasion prompting the group choice to exchange Gordon. Notwithstanding, it was later detailed that he arrived late to rehearse office and was “not himself.” That, and the damage, prompted the group’s choice to at last go separate ways with the disturbed collector.

New England Patriots

2018 season

On September 17, 2018, Gordon was exchanged alongside a seventh-round draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots in trade for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick. In his first amusement with the Patriots, Gordon got 2 goes for 32 yards in a 38-7 prevail upon the Miami Dolphins. On October 4, 2018, in a diversion against the Indianapolis Colts, Gordon caught Tom Brady’s 500th profession touchdown pass. It was additionally Gordon’s first touchdown get as a Patriot. On October 10, 2018, against the Chiefs, he recorded 5 gatherings for 42 yards. In his next diversion against the Bears on October 21, he recorded 4 gatherings and 100 yards, his initial 100 yard amusement as a Patriot. On November 4, Gordon recorded 5 gatherings for 130 yards and a 55-yard touchdown against the Packers.

On December 20, Gordon declared that he would step far from football to concentrate on his emotional wellness. The NFL later expressed that Gordon will confront an inconclusive boycott for disregarding the terms of his contingent restoration under the NFL sedate approach.


Year Team G GS Rec Yards Avg Lng TD

2012 CLE 16 13 50 805 16.1 71 5

2013 CLE 14 14 87 1,646 18.9 95 9

2014 CLE 5 5 24 303 12.6 32 0

2015 CLE Did not play

2016 CLE Did not play

2017 CLE 5 5 18 335 18.6 54 1

2018 CLE 1 1 1 17 17.0 17 1

NE 11 11 40 720 18.0 55 3

Career 52 49 220 3,826 17.4 95 19

Grants and accomplishments

NFL records

Most back to back recreations, 200+ yards getting: 2 (11/24/2013, 237 yards; 12/1/2013, 261 yards)

Most getting yards, two-amusement range: 498 yards (11/24/2013, 237 yards; 12/1/2013, 261 yards)

Most accepting yards, three-amusement range: 649 yards (11/24/2013, 237 yards; 12/1/2013, 261 yards; 12/8/2013, 151 yards)

Most accepting yards, four-amusement range: 774 yards (11/17/2013, 125 yards; 11/24/2013, 237 yards; 12/1/2013, 261 yards; 12/8/2013, 151 yards)

Tans establishment records

Most gatherings, amusement: 14 on (11/24/2013 v PIT; tied with Ozzie Newsome, 1984)

Most getting yards, diversion: 261 yards (12/1/2013 v JAX)

Most getting yards, season: 1,646 yards (2013)

Most getting yards per diversion, season: 117.6 (2013)

100+ getting yard diversions, season: 7 (2013)[45]a