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#34 Michael Gordon
Position: RB
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
Hometown: Camden, Miss.
High School: Velma Jackson
Experience: 2 Letters
Michael Gordon Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 08/27/2012

2015:  Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s and Lindy’s second team Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Enters the 2015 season with 23 career rushing touchdowns that are the seventh most in school history and 10 fewer than the second most ever by an A-State player . . . Nine career 100-yard rushing games are the eighth most in school history . . . Career 6.8 yards per rush is the second highest average in school history behind only Leroy Harris’ 7.0 average compiled from 1975-76 . . . Enters the 2015 season No. 33 in the nation in career rushing yards (1,899) among active NCAA leaders . . . Needs 101 yards to become the 12th player in school history record 2,000 rushing yards in a career . . . Has nine career runs covering at least 40 yards.

2014:  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference (SBC). . . Doak Walker Award Watch List . . . Phil Steele’s Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Lindy’s “Toughest Player to Bring Down” in the SBC . . . USA Today’s offensive “Player to Watch” in the SBC . . . Three-time College Football Performance Awards national Honorable Mention Running Back of the Week (Oct. 13, Nov. 2, Dec. 1) . . . Preseason All-SBC choice by USA Today (1st TM), Athlon Sports (1st TM), College Sports Madness (1st TM), Lindy’s (2nd TM), Phil Steele’s (3rd TM) . . . Recorded a career-high 1,100 rushing yards that were the eighth most in school history for a single season . . . Averaged 100.0 yards per game that ranked fourth in the Sun Belt and 29th in the nation . . . Responsible for a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns that are the seventh most in school history and ranked as the 26th most in the nation . . . Recorded a career-high five rushing touchdowns at Idaho, which are also the third most in school history for a single game.  His 30 points scored in the game tied the third most ever by an A-State player . . . 7.6 points per game was the third highest average in the Sun Belt . . . Scored at least one rushing touchdown in six of 11 games played . . . 6.9 yards per rush tied the eighth highest average in school history and ranked as the second highest in the Sun Belt and No. 7 in the nation . . . Posted five 100-yard rushing games, the sixth most in school history for a single season, and had four consecutive 100-yard outings to tie the third longest streak in A-State history . . . Recorded a career-high 188 rushing yards at Georgia State . . . Other 100-yard rushing performances came against ULM (168), New Mexico State (143), Louisiana-Lafayette (134) and Idaho (105) . . . Ranked seventh in the Sun Belt in all-purpose yards with 117.4 per game . . . Hauled in a career-high 25 receptions for 191 yards with one touchdown . . . Caught a career-high six passes against both Idaho and Texas State . . .  Longest reception of the season covered 45 yards against New Mexico State . . . Played in 11 games, including 10 as a starter . . . Missed the Miami and Utah State games with an injury.

2013:  Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection . . . College Sports Madness Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Named a weekly national CFPA Honorable Mention choice at running back twice and as an all-purpose back once . . . Two-time College Sports Madness Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week . . . Ranked fifth in the Sun Belt Conference in rushing with 62.8 yards per game, but second in conference games only with an 86.6 yard average . . . Recorded 606 of his 754 yards rushing and nine of his 10 rushing scores in league play . . . 6.7 yards per attempt was the second highest in the SBC . . . Ranked fifth in the league in scoring touchdowns (10 rush/1 receiving) . . . 985 all-purpose yards were the 10th most in the Sun Belt . . . 10 rushing scores were the 62nd most in the nation . . . Rushing total (754 yards) placed him No. 102 in the nation . . . Led the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns . . . Tallied a career-high three rushing touchdowns in two different games and tallied a score on the ground in five outings . . .  Also posted 16 receptions for 206 yards . . . Two receptions went for over 50 yards, including a career-long of 59 yards . . . Eclipsed 100-yards rushing a team-high four times, including a career-best 184-yard effort at home against Texas State that stands as the seventh highest rushing total by an A-State player in Centennial Bank Stadium history . . . Responsible for three of the four longest runs by an A-State player in 2013, including a 91-yard outburst that stands tied for the second longest in school history . . . Also had a 64-yard touchdown run against Troy and a 40-yard touchdown rush against Texas State . . . Played in 12 games, including three as a starter (all came over the last four regular-season games).

2012:  Saw action in nine games, all in a reserve role at running back and on special teams . . . Finished the season with seven rushing attempts for 45 yards . . . Averaged 6.4 yards per attempt with a long run of 15 yards . . . Saw his first action of the year against Alcorn State when he posted season-high numbers of six rushing attempts for 34 yards and caught his only pass that went for seven yards . . . Also posted one run for 11 yards against Middle Tennessee . . . Returned one kickoff, versus Kent State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, for 33 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL:  ESPN.com 3-star recruit, No. 13 player in the state of Mississippi and No. 44 running back in the nation . . . 247Sports 3-star recruit, No. 19 all-purpose back in the nation and No. 23 overall player in the state . . . 3-star recruit by Rivals.com, which lists Gordon as the No. 22 overall player in the state . . . 2012 SuperPrep Dixie Team as the No. 26 overall player in the state of Mississippi . . . 2-star recruit by Rivals.com . . . 3-year varsity letterman . . . Recorded over 2,400 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 2,002 rushing yards on 179 attempts and 412 receiving yards on 24 catches . . . Recorded 38 total touchdowns in 2011 . . . Rushed for 458 yards and eight touchdowns in a single game . . . First team Class 3A all-state selection as a senior . . . Also named the Region 4-3A MVP . . . Mississippi North-South Game . . . Rushed for 1,096 yards and 18 touchdowns on just 98 attempts as a jr., while also recording 10 receptions for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns . . . state power lifting champion . . . Sophomore season rushed for over 600 yards . . . Also recruited by Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Memphis and UAB.

PERSONAL:  Born Oct. 30, 1993 . . . Son of Shirley Gordon.

GORDON’S CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Yr.           ATT        YDS        AVG.     TD           LG

2012       7              45           6.4          0              15

2013       112         754         6.7          10           91

2014       159         1100       6.9          13           70

Totals    278         1899       6.8          23           91

GORDON’S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Yr.           No.         YDS        AVG.     TD           LG

2012       1              7              7.0          0              7

2013       16           206         12.9        1              51

2014       25           191         7.6          1              45

Totals    42           404         12.5        2              51

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