QB Gordon eager to repeat as provincial champion (VIDEO)

Cobras standout keeping options open despite keeping local CWUAA school in the mix.

It’s a jam packed offseason for Cochrane Cobras quarterback Tae Gordon

Tae Gordon

Positions:
Quarterback

Height/Weight:
5’8, 175 lbs

Teams
Cochrane Cobras (high school: ASAA)
Cochrane Lions (CAMFA)

Commitment:
None

Official Visits:
None

Considerations:
Calgary, Open

Class:
2017

Before setting the Alberta high school all tier record for most touchdowns in a game (6), Tae Gordon began his gridiron journey at the age of nine. He has since suited up for the Cochrane Lions of the Calgary Area Midget Football Association (CAMFA), and now he is a member of the 2015 tier three provincial champions Cochrane Cobras of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA)

In 2015 the Calgary native converted to quarterback after years of playing running back and cornerback. The change of position paid dividends as Gordon went on to be recognized for his brilliance at the quarterback position.

“In 2016 I started as quarterback and won quarterback of the league, Alberta Athletics most sportsmanship player and won provincials.”

No stranger to the spotlight, the 5’8, and 175 pound quarterback reserved some of his best performances for the big stage.

“In the provincial 2015 game I tied the tier 3 provincial rushing touchdown record.”

“In the 2015 provincial game I set a new tier 3 record for passing yards (328 yards).”

Moreover, the 2015 season also provided a significant highlight in Gordon’s football career.

“Prior to the game against Cardston in the Alberta quarter finals, our team hadn’t had a game within 30 points all season long and we came in too confident. We were down but a deficit of 14 two times in the game and never got a lead until 25 seconds left. The final was 49-42 for us. What made it special was the energy on the sideline that we had. We really got to see who we could count on to come up big when we needed it. And rushing in the go-ahead touchdown was an unbelievable feeling.”

Gordon has been productive throughout his high school career in spite of his lack of size. He has tremendous foot quickness for the position and combined with his pocket awareness, allows him to avoid pressure with ease, buy second chances and make big plays outside the pocket with either his arm or legs. His body control, balance and coordination enables him to make accurate throws while on the move. Furthermore, Gordon’s deep accuracy is remarkable as he consistently places the ball in the correct spot with great touch. Overall, Gordon is a tremendous athlete that is a threat to score on any play.

The class of 2017 recruit has remained busy, training diligently throughout the offseason for his final season, as well as engaging in lacrosse.

“I train six days a week. Three of the days with trainers from the ALPHA project and three by myself. Over the offseason I take part in camps like Dickinson Passing academy. The coaching and opportunities they give you are unlike anything else. I believe that between camps and personal training I will have the edge this season.”

“In the offseason, I play Junior A lacrosse for the Calgary Mounites.”

Gordon’s family members have played a crucial role in buoying his gridiron career through their support. Additionally, the coaching staff at Cochrane, and their extensive knowledge of the game has enabled Gordon to become a better football player.

“My family is amazing and very supportive in all of my choices in life. Beside that Coach Rob McNab has played a substantial role in my football career. Having the coach of his caliber available at my school is second to none. I’m very grateful for what he has done for me so far.”

As Gordon prepares for his senior year, he’s still open to all considerations. Although he’s a die-hard Calgary Dinos’ fan, Gordon has kept his options open in hopes of securing an opportunity that will benefit both his football and academic aspiration.

“Growing up just outside Calgary I’ve always been a fan of the Dinos. I’ve done team work outs and talked with their coaches but I am not in a rush to make a decision of a school.”

“My future plans for school is to get my bachelor in Kinesiology. From there I’d like to go into medicine and be a doctor. I plan on playing football for as long as I can.”

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