Veteran performer along Army's front wall ... filled starting role admirably last fall following season-ending leg injury suffered by two-year starter Brandon Calhoun ... missed spring practice slate due to knee injury ... solid fundamental player ... possesses excellent football presence ... durable athlete ... should be at full strength this fall ... enters final season listed as backup to Dustin Plumadore at all-important center position ... product of USMA Prep School ... letterman.
2000: Appeared in nine contests during first full year with big club ... drew reserve assignments opposite Boston College, Houston, Memphis, East Carolina, Tulane, Air Force and Louisville ... joined starting cast following season-ending leg injury suffered by two-year starter Brandon Calhoun ... lined up with lead unit during season's final two affairs.
1999: Spent season with junior varsity ... dressed for majority of varsity contests ... did not appear in game with big club.
1998: Spent season with junior varsity.
High School: Earned varsity letters in both football and track and field at UMS-Wright Prep School in Mobile, Ala. ... played for head coach Chris Nemith in football ... split time on gridiron between defensive tackle and offensive guard ... specialized in shot put and discus events in track and field.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1977 ... given name is Robert Nolan Gordon ... parents' names are Bob and Nancy Gordon ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... determined to attend West Point ... attended Hargrave Military Academy and USMA Prep School in order to accomplish that life-long goal ... majoring in General Management.