13 - Corey Gordon Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 226 lbs.
High School: Gainesville
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
photo A physical player who is in the thick of the battle for playing time at the whip linebacker position ... Is coming off a good spring ... Got better each practice ... Has the size and speed that you want for the position ... Just needs to become more consistent ... Rates as a good tackler ... Still has some work to do in pass coverage ... Started on the kickoff team last season and is an important contributor on special teams ... Should see his share of playing time.

2005: Played in all 13 games ... Saw his first action at whip linebacker in the Duke game ... Contributed two tackles and broke up a pass against Ohio ... Played 23 downs on defense and eight more on special teams against Marshall ... Only saw special teams action in the final seven games of the season ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup to his credit ... Posted a personal-best 336-pound push jerk during spring testing ... Also ran a 4.48 in the 40 ... Had two tackles and recovered a fumble in first major scrimmage of spring practice ... Was in on three tackles during Maroon-White game and broke up a pass.

2004: Saw action in 10 games, mostly on special teams ... Defensive action came at free safety ... Recorded one solo tackle and three assists ... Played 21 snaps on defense and 61 on special teams ... Posted a 340-pound bench, a 460-pound back squat, a 285-pound power clean and a 304-pound push jerk in spring testing ... Also recorded a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump ...

2003: Redshirted during the fall ... Practiced at free safety ... His 340-pound bench press led the returning defensive backs ... Registered a personal-best 520-pound back squat during spring testing ... Posted four tackles during Tech's second scrimmage of the spring ... Picked off a pass in the final scrimmage ... Had a tackle and a fumble recovery during the Maroon-White game ...

2002: Enrolled at Tech in January 2003 ... Tied for the top bench press among the defensive backs during off-season testing with a lift of 320 pounds ... Added a 400-pound back squat ... Worked at free safety during spring practice ... Was in on five tackles during one of the Hokies' spring scrimmages.

Prep School: Helped Hargrave to a 9-1 season ... Played for Coach Robert Prunty ... Had 48 solo tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Had four tackles, a tackle for loss and three passes broken up in a game against the Virginia Tech jayvee team.

High School: Played for Coach Rick Swain at Gainesville High ... Named to the all-area team by The Gainesville Sun as a senior ... Caught 29 passes for 443 yards and three touchdowns his final season.

Personal: Corey Daven Gordon ... Born 6/9/84 in Gainesville, FL ... Son of David and Gloria Gordon ... Majoring in human development.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 10 1 3 4 0.5-1 0-0
2005 13 1 3 4 0-0 0-0
2006 13 1 6 7 0-0 0-0
2007 9 1 0 1 0-0 0-0
Career 45 4 12 16 0.5-1 0-0