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Know Your Bulls: #81 Jimmy Gordon

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Know your Bulls is a countdown to the kick off. If will look at every single UB football player on the roster. When the players number matches the number of days remaining then it's his turn in the spotlight.

Position: Tight End

From: Patchogue, New York

Has put in meaningful time in the tight end rotation for two seasons.

Before coming to UB Jimmy Gordon was more known for his work as a Defensive than as a tight end.

On the offensive side of the Ball he did manage seven catches for eight five yards but his 46 solo tackles, eight sacks and 12 pass deflections is what led him to be named to the He was named All-State team as a senior. Gordon was the runner up for the Zellner Award which awarded to the best lineman in Suffolk County.

During 2010, when Coach Quinn was heading into the second half of a dismal 2-10 campaign, he began to find Gordon increasingly useful. After appearing in five straight games, and six on the season, Gordon finally broke out against Akron in the years last game.

He caught 5 passes for 54 yards against the Zips, his only receptions of that season. Last year Gordon pulled in five receptions for 44 yards. His best game of the year once again came against Akron, this time he managed 2 receptions for 17 yards.

Either he or Alex Dennison is likely to end up the starter this season, but either way Gordon is likely to appear in the Bulk of UB's games. Tight ends have found an ever growing role as Coach Alex Wood shapes the offense. In addition to more work as receivers the Bulls will occasionally use two tight end sets to shake up the defense.