The Cleveland Browns today selected wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft. As a result the team will forgo its second round choice during the 2013 NFL Draft. Gordon was a two-year letterman at Baylor University (2009-10), where he totaled 43 career receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2010, he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns. His yardage total ranked second on the squad, while his 17.0-yard-average-per reception was first. Gordon is the first player selected by the Browns in the Supplemental Draft since the team selected Bernie Kosar with the top pick in 1985.
“We are excited to add Josh Gordon to our football team,” said Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “I feel as though he possesses the skill and ability to be an outstanding player in this league. He is an excellent addition to our 2012 rookie class, and I am looking forward to working with him and our entire team in a couple of weeks.”
Birthdate: April 13, 1991
How Acquired: D2 (Sup.) – ‘12
Year with Browns: Rookie
Year in NFL: Rookie
Career Transactions: Originally acquired by Cleveland with a second round selection in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
College: Attended the University of Utah in 2011 and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules… Two-year letterman at Baylor University (2009-10)… Appeared in 22 games with five starts… Totaled 43 career receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns… Led the Bears with seven receiving touchdowns and a 17.0 yards-per-catch average in 2010, while notching 42 receptions for 714 yards… Had a 94-yard touchdown reception from Robert Griffin III against Kansas, which was the longest reception in Baylor history and the fourth-longest in NCAA Division I-A in 2010… Appeared in nine games as a reserve and recorded one catch for seven yards as a true freshman in 2009… Majored in general studies.
Personal: Native of Houston, Texas, where he attended Lamar High School… Also played basketball and ran track… Was a high school and college teammate of defensive end Tracy Robertson who signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent this year.