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Josh Gordon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon became the first player in NFL history to notch consecutive 200-yard receiving games on Sunday. Just one week after amassing 237 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the second-year pro torched the Jacksonville Jaguars for 261 yards in a 32-28 loss at FirstEnergy Stadium.


1. Gordon Is the Browns’ First 1,000-Yard Receiver Since 2007

Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow both reached the 1,000-yard receiving milestone in 2007 – the last time a Browns player accomplished this feat. Gordon eclipsed this mark in just 10 games this season.

The video above features some of his best highlights from the 2012 season.


2. Gordon Has Played With Three Different Starting Quarterbacks

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Gordon has managed to make NFL history despite playing with three different starting quarterbacks this season. Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell have all started for head coach Rob Chudzinski’s Browns in 2013.

3. Cleveland Selected Gordon in the 2012 NFL Supplementary Draft

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The Browns selected the 22-year-old Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplementary Draft.

He signed a four-year, $5.3 million deal with the team, ESPN reported in July 2012.


4. Gordon Was Kicked Off the Baylor Football Team

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While playing for head coach Art Briles at Baylor University, Gordon was ultimately dismissed from the team after two separate drug violations.

In October 2010, Gordon and teammate Willie Jefferson were arrested after falling asleep in the drive-thru line of a Taco Bell in Waco, TX, NBC Sports reported in October 2010. Police discovered marijuana in the car, resulting in Jefferson’s dismissal from the team and Gordon’s first suspension.

Less than a year later, the Houston Chronicle reported that Gordon was kicked off the team indefinitely for failing a drug test for marijuana.


5. Gordon Was Suspended This Season for Violating the NFL’s Substance-Abuse Policy

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Gordon’s off-the-field troubles continued into the NFL when the Houston, Texas, native was suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2013 season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, CBS Sports reported in June.

He apologized to the team and fans for the suspension in July:

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