ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
22 - Gino Gordon
Gino Gordon
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bonita, Calif.
High School: Francis Parker
Position: RB
Major: Sociology
House Affiliation: Quincy

At Harvard
2010:
Named Ivy League co-Player of the Year and recipient of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup in a vote of the league's head coaches ... Named to the All-New England FCS team by the New England Sportswriters Association ... Named as the Frederick Greeley Crocker Award (MVP) by his teammates ... Named first team All-Ivy League ... Named to American Youth Football Ring of Honor - one of three collegiate players and one of six players overall named to the list ... Compiled 1,059 rushing yards to rank seventh on Harvard's single-season list ... Finished his career as the fourth all-time leadering rusher at 2,643 yards with 23 touchdowns (25 total) while ranking as Harvard's all-time leader in yards per carry (5.3) ... Led the Ivy League in 2010 in yards per carry with a 6.3 mark ... Averaged 5.6 yards per carry in the opener againt Holy Cross with 62 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries ... Named to the College Football Performance Awards honorable mention at running back on Oct. 4 after rushing for a career-high 170 yards on just 12 carries with two touchdowns in a win at Lafayette. Gordon’s final carry of the day came with eight minutes left in the 3rd quarter and he took it 74 yards for a TD, marking the longest run from scrimmage for Harvard since 2006 ... Ivy League Honor Roll on Oct. 5 ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Oct. 11 after rushing for 158 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries (7.5 ypc) and had two receptions for 24 yards in a win over Cornell ... Ivy League Honor Roll after rushing for 118 yards and a TD on 22 carries (5.4 ypc) against Lehigh ... New England Football Writers Gold Helmet winner, College Football Performance Awards National Running Back of the Week and Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts at Princeton where he ran for 204 yards and a TD on just 20 carries while also catching four passes for 30 yards ... Had 17 runs for 93 yards (5.5 ypc) in the first half at Dartmouth before sitting out the second half ... Honor Roll after rushing for 109 yards and a TD against Columbia ... Honor Roll after rushing for 113 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries (5.2 ypc) while also catching four passes for 22 yards at Penn ... Gordon went over the 1,000-yard mark at Penn, becoming the first Harvard RB to reach 1,000 yards since Clifton Dawson ’07 did so four-straight years from 2003-06 … Gordon is just the fourth Harvard back to reach that level in the past 26 seasons (Clifton Dawson '07, Chris Menick ’98 and Eion Hu ’97) ... He also became the first player in 33 games since 2007 to rush for 100 yards against the Penn defense ... Had two rushing touchdowns in a win over Yale, becoming just the fifth player to score at least 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.

2009: Named All-Ivy League first team at running back ... Named preseason All-Ivy League Second Team by Phil Steele's Football Magazine ... Named to the Ivy League weekly Honor Roll on Sept 21. ... Had 93 total yards with two touchdowns in the opener against then-No. 23 Holy Cross ... Averaged 6.2 yards per carry with 137 yards and a touchdown in a win at Cornell on Oct. 10 ... Had 84 rushing yards and a TD on just nine carries (9.3 ypc) in a win over Princeton ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week and New England Football Writers' Gold Helmet recipient after rushing for 119 yards on 8 carries (14.9 ypc) with three touchdowns and 103 receiving yards on four receptions in a win over Dartmouth, becoming the first Harvard player to record 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game ... Averaged 5.2 yards per carry with two TDs in a win at Columbia ... Averaged 6.1 yards per carry with 85 on 14 rushes and used a 360-degree spin move to break out of a tackle for a loss on 4th-and-four with Harvard trailing 10-0 late in the fourth quarter, allowing Harvard to score the first of two late touchdowns to win, 14-10.

2008: Named to the All-Ivy League second-team at running back after rushing for 578 yards on 119 rushes for an average of 4.9 yards per carry and five touchdowns ...Also caught 14 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown ... Had 49 rushing yards including a four-yard touchdown run in a win at Lafayette ... Had 42 rushing yards and scored the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard carry in the final minutes of a 24-20 win at Princeton ... Ran for 78 yards on just six carries (13.0 ypc) in the first half of a 35-7 win at Dartmouth ... Had a touchdown run and 10 touches for 38 yards in the game ... Ran for a career-long 63 yard touchdown in a 24-21 win at Penn ... Named as the Ivy League Tri-Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for a career-high 168 yards on 39 carries and the game's long touchdown as Harvard defeated Yale, 10-0, for its 13th Ivy league championship. Gordon's day was the best afternoon for a Harvard tailback against Yale since 1996 when Eion Hu also racked up 177 yards on the ground via 40 carries en route to a 26-21 Harvard victory. Gordon also added two receptions for 19 yards in the victory.

2007: Appeared in nine games ... Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week and three-time Honor Roll honoree ... Made starts against Lehigh and Lafayette ... Totaled 101 carries for 374 yards (3.7 ypc) ... Had 20 carries for 69 yards at Lehigh Sept. 29 and 17 carries for 74 yards against Lafayette Oct. 13 ... Major H recipient.

Background
At Francis Parker: First team all-state and San Diego Union-Tribune all-county selection ... Led San Diego County in rushing as a senior (156 yards per game) ... Three-time All-Coastal League pick ... Helped school to the CIF San Diego Division V championship ... Chosen to all-county All-Academic first team ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... Finalist for the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report Silver Pigskin Award as the top prep player in San Diego ... Named athlete of the month by the San Diego Hall of Champions ... National Honor Society ... Chosen to National Society of High School Scholars and the California Scholastic Federation.