Eric  Gordon

24Eric Gordon

RS Senior

Nashville, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190



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2012 - R-JUNIOR
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  • Games/Starts: 10/8
  • In fourth year at UT, used in various secondary packages and as backup right cornerback
  • Fifth on team in tackles with 41, with 3.5 TFLs, two interceptions and four pass break-ups in 10 games with eight starts in nickel package in 2012 as the Vols `STAR' position
  • Six career interceptions including two in each of last three seasons
  • Five stop including a 5-yard TFL vs. Missouri (11/10)
  • Five tackles with 1.5 TFLs, pass break-up vs. Troy (11/3)
  • Four stops vs. #1 Alabama (10/20)
  • Three tackles with two pass break-ups at #19 Miss State (10/13)
  • Five tackles in start at #5 Georgia (9/29)
  • Interception along with four tackles vs. Akron (9/22)
  • Three stops vs. #18 Florida (9/15)
  • Tied career-high with six tackles in start vs. Georgia State (9/8/12)
  • Opened 2012 with fifth-career interception along with four tackles vs. NC State (8/31)

  • Games/Starts: 10/1
  • Played in 10 games in 2011 with one start, made 16 tackles
  • Ranked tied for fifth on the team with 5.0 TFLs
  • Had two interceptions, including game-winning INT vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) in overtime
  • Named National Defensive Back of the Week by College Football Performance Awards after game-winning OT 90-yard interception return for touchdown vs. Vanderbilt (11/19)
  • Picked off Jordan Rodgers in overtime and returned the ball 90 yards for game-winning score as Vols beat VU, 27-21. Interception return ties for fifth-longest return in UT history
  • Interception for TD in overtime was first game-winning defensive score to win a game in the NCAA since 2005
  • Drew first-start of 2011 at #8 Arkansas (11/12) in a nickel and made a tackle
  • Matached season-high with four tackles, including pair of TFLs, vs. MTSU (11/5) along with third-career interception
  • Racked up three early tackles vs. Georgia (10/8), two TFLs
  • Tied for team-best four solo tackles in Montana (9/3) game

  • Games/Starts: 13/6
  • One of eight freshmen to play in every game for UT
  • Led UT freshmen with 49 tackles and ranked seventh on the team overall
  • Finished sixth on the team with seven special teams tackles
  • One of four Vols with multiple interceptions (two)
  • First career start came in season opener vs. UT Martin
  • Recorded first career tackle and was part of a secondary that held the Skyhawks to a UT opponent season-low 86 passing yards
  • Contributed a career-best six tackles at South Carolina in just his third career start
  • Matched his career high with six more stops the next week at Memphis while adding his first career INT on the Tigers' third possession

  • Before leaving with a head injury vs. Mississippi, Gordon notched his second INT of 2010 and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown to give UT a 21-0 lead while also adding a pair of tackles
  • Totaled five tackles vs. Florida, including his first career tackle for loss
  • Provided four takedowns against UAB, LSU and UNC (Music City Bowl)
  • Added first career pass breakup at UAB
  • Handled punt return duties for five games
  • Registered UT's season-high punt return of 21 yards against LSU
  • Tallied five tackles vs. Alabama and notched three stops on three separate occasions
  • Shared Tennessee's 2010 Big Lick Award in the spring, presented to players who consistently perform with the most physical toughness


  • Redshirted


  • Earned No. 2 spot in Tennessee Preseason Top 25
  • Named SuperPrep All-American and member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100
  • Three-time All-Metro, All Region 5-4A and All-State
  • Named to The Tennessean's Dream Team as both junior and senior, and included as one of Knoxville News-Sentinel's Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee following 2008 season
  • Finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Football Award as senior
  • 2008 All-Midstate
  • Offensive MVP at BlueCross Bowl after leading Hillsboro to Class 4A state championship in 2008

  • Selected to play in Toyota East-West All-Star Game for Tennessee
  • Rushed for 510 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 43 passes for 716 yards and nine touchdowns as senior
  • Also posted 34 tackles and five interceptions
  • Led star-studded secondary as junior, with 77 tackles and six interceptions (one returned for a TD)
  • At receiver, added 41 catches that year for 816 yards and 10 TDs
  • Coach at Hillsboro High School - Scott Blade

  • Full name: Eric T. Gordon
  • Born: April 24, 1991

  • Son of Jovonda Gordon
  • Majoring in Sociology
  • Tackles - 6 three times (last vs. Georgia State, 9/8/12)
  • Tackles for loss - 2 vs. Georgia, 10/8/11 & Middle Tennessee, 11/5/11
  • Interceptions - 1 six times, last vs. Akron, 9/22/12
  • Interception Yards - 90 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Pass Break-Ups - 2 vs.Akron, 9/22/12 & at Mississippi State, 10/13/12
  • Touchdowns - 1 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11


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