KU's Charles Gordon Named to Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook All-America Team
June 8, 2005
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas junior cornerback Charles Gordon has been named to the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook All-America Team, which the publication released Wednesday.
Listed as a defensive back on the preseason team, Gordon led the Big 12 Conference and tied for the NCAA Division I lead with seven interceptions last season in earning first-team all-conference (DB) and third-team All-America honors in 2004. The Carson, Calif., native caught 15 passes and scored two touchdowns for the Jayhawks in his sophomore campaign, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades as a wide receiver by the league coaches.
Additionally, Gordon enters his third season at KU only five yards shy of becoming the school’s all-time punt return yards leader. He currently has 601 career punt return yards.
For the second consecutive year, USC quarterback Matt Leinart, winner of the 2004 Heisman Trophy, is Blue Ribbon’s Offensive Player of the Year. North Carolina State defensive lineman Mario Williams, who played for the top-ranked defensive unit in the country last season, is Blue Ribbon’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Including Gordon, the Big 12 Conference is well represented on Blue Ribbon’s All-America teams, with six players from six different teams.
For more information on the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook, visit www.blueribbonyearbook.com.
2005 Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook All-America Teams
QB – Matt Leinart, USC
RB – Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
RB – DeAngelo Williams, Memphis
RB – Reggie Bush, USC (tie)
WR – Derek Hagan, Arizona State
WR – Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
TE – Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
OL – D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Virginia
OL – Eric Winston, Miami
OL – Greg Eslinger, Minnesota
OL – Jonathan Scott, Texas
OL – Marcus McNeill, Auburn
K – Mason Crosby, Colorado
RS – Devin Hester, Miami
DL – Darryl Tapp, Virginia Tech
DL – Jesse Mahelona, Tennessee
DL – Mathias Kiwanuka, Boston College
DL – Mario Williams, N.C. State
LB – Ahmad Brooks, Virginia
LB – Charles Greenway, Iowa
LB – A.J. Hawk, Ohio State
DB – Charles Gordon, KANSAS
DB – Jimmy Williams, Virginia Tech
DB – Ko Simpson, South Carolina
DB – Jaxson Appel, Texas A&M
P – Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor
RS – Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Matt Leinart, USC
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Mario Williams, N.C. State