May 19, 2008

Gordon enjoys big track and recruiting success

You could make the argument that there are better football players in the state of Oklahoma than David Gordon though one would be hard-pressed to believe that there is a better overall athlete than the talented cornerback who recently won four gold medals, and essentially the team state title for Tulsa East Central. Last year Gordon took home gold in the 200-meter dash as well as the long jump but a few weeks ago on his own track he put on a show.

Not only did Gordon post the fastest 100-meter dash time for all classes, for the second year on the run he took home the 200-meter championship as well as the 4x100, and 4x200 gold medals. Gordon brought home 30 points on his own and 30 more as the anchor leg for the East Central relay squad. All told his 60 points made well over 50-percent of his team's total points.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback says that he knew without a strong performance a team title wasn't in the cards for the Cards but says that's the type of pressure he thrives on.

"I love that kind of pressure, I know that there aren't a lot of people who are good under pressure and I like that my team needed me," Gordon said. "They know that if I messed up there was no chance of us winning so I had to go out there and produce like the team wanted me to and I thank the lord for making it my day."

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