Yet another Robinett is rising over at the Kansan. Something gives me the feeling that beat writer Travis and sports editor Kellis are going to shake up the world of sport journalism in the years to come. Travis focuses on Charles Gordon in yesterday's article. We love Gordon around here, and the national press has noticed, but I think it's hard to appreciate just how good he really is.
Gordon finished tied for the NCAA lead with seven interceptions, led the Big 12 with eight passes broken up, recorded 57 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick.
While playing offense, he caught 15 passes for 150 yards, an average of a first down per reception, along with a pair of touchdowns. He even threw a 26-yard touchdown on a trick play to wide receiver Brandon Rideau against Texas Tech. Gordon is also only five yards away from becoming Kansas's all-time leader in punt return yards.
Is Gordon underappreciated nationally? Robinett's article certainly points us in that direction. I'm just hoping it's not the case at the end of the year.