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Samalj Gordon
Samalj Gordon

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Atlanta

High School:
South Atlanta

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 260

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
08/29/1981

Experience:
SQ


Heads into preseason camp listed No. 2 on the depth chart at left defensive end, behind veteran Nick Myers . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in two games (vs. Eastern Michigan and Iowa) as a true freshman in 1999 and played 17.5 minutes . . . recorded three tackles (2 solos, 1 assist) . . . credited with two stops (1-1) and a QB pressure vs. Eastern Michigan . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region Team . . . PrepStar described Gordon as "a major sleeper en route to stardom" . . . recorded nearly 150 tackles as a senior, including 17 sacks, for Coach Frank Walker at South Atlanta (Ga.) High School. . . had 130 stops as a junior, including 13 sacks, despite being sidelined for five games with an injury . . . averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds for the South Atlanta basketball team in 1997-98 . . . runs 4.7 in the 40 . . . born Aug. 29, 1981 . . . majoring in general business administration.

Gordon's Career Statistics

Year G/GS UT AT TM
1999 2/0 2 1 3