Junior Gordon won't play senior season

Updated: December 18, 2003, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford defensive tackle Amon Gordon will skip his senior year and make himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Gordon was a three-year letterman for the Cardinal from Mira Mesa High School in San Diego. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Gordon started 18 games the past two seasons for Stanford, including all 11 in 2003.

He led all Cardinal defensive lineman a year ago with 33 total tackles. He was also credited with seven tackles for loss, four pass deflections, two quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.

"The coaching staff at Stanford did a great job these past four years preparing me for the NFL," Gordon said. "I feel that I am ready to test my skills and the challenges of the National Football League."

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