Alex Gordon (gridiron football)

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Alex Gordon
Born: (1964-09-14) September 14, 1964 (age 56)
Jacksonville, Florida
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) LB
College Cincinnati
NFL draft 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Drafted by New York Jets
Career history
As player
1987–1989 New York Jets
1990 Los Angeles Raiders
1991–1993 Cincinnati Bengals
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL)
1996 Toronto Argonauts (CFL)

Alex Groncier Gordon (born September 14, 1964) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League from 1987 through 1993. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati.

According to an August 1987 Sports Illustrated article, Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka wanted to draft Gordon in the first round (No. 26 overall) in the 1987 NFL Draft. However, Ditka was overruled by the Bears' front office, which instead selected Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh.

In 1995, Gordon began playing in the Canadian Football League for the U.S. expansion Memphis Mad Dogs. In that one season, he led the team with 61 tackles and 7 sacks.

In 1996, after the Mad Dogs folded, he was selected by the Toronto Argonauts during the dispersal draft. He went on to win the 84th Grey Cup with the Argonauts that season.

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