2012 Michigan Football Roster
Fifty-Six Wolverines Named to 2011 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team
Linebacker Cameron Gordon is interviewed for day 17 of Countdown to Kickoff 2013.
Tackles: 15, at Indiana (Oct. 2, 2010)
Solos: 12, at Indiana (Oct. 2, 2010)
Assts: 5, twice (last vs. Illinois, Nov. 6, 2010)
TFLs: 2.5, vs. CMU (Aug. 31, 2013)
Sacks: 2, vs. CMU (Aug. 31, 2013)
Int.: 1, three times (last vs. Mississippi State, Jan. 1, 2011)
FR: 2, at Purdue (Nov. 13, 2010)
PBUs: 1, five times (last vs. Illinois, Nov. 6, 2010)
At Michigan ... four-year letterwinner ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 45 games, making 15 starts at linebacker ... switched from wide receiver to safety prior to 2010 spring drills ... switched from safety to outside linebacker prior to 2011 spring drills.
Fifth-Year Senior (2013) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ...appeared in 12 games at linebacker or defensive end, making two starts at linebacker ... also contributed on special teams ... led U-M with five sacks ... recorded 40 tackles, including 8.5 TFLs, and a forced fumble ... KANSAS STATE (Dec. 28) ... registered his team-leading fifth sack of the season ... IOWA (Nov. 23) ... recorded three stops, one TFL and a pass breakup ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16) ... made three tackles and registered one TFL ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 9) ... tallied his third sack of the season and made a team-high eight stops ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 5) ... recorded four tackles and one sack ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... registered two sacks and 2.5 TFL.
Senior/Junior (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in 13 games on special teams and in 10 games as a defensive reserve ... tallied 17 tackles, 13 solos, three tackles for losses and one pass breakup ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... posted three tackles ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... posted three tackles, including one for a loss ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... posted one tackle ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... tallied three solo tackles ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... collected two tackles, including one for a loss ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... notched two tackles.
Junior/Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in seven games; played one game at strongside linebacker and seven games on special teams ... had four tackles ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... made one tackle on special teams ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 15) ... made season debut on special teams, making one solo tackle, after missing the first five games with a back injury.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America second team ... started all 13 games -- seven at free safety and six at hybrid linebacker ... registered 77 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, three interceptions, four PBUs, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and a defensive touchdown ... tied for the team lead in interceptions, PBUs and fumble recoveries ... made collegiate debut as team's starting free safety vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), recording five tackles and one pass breakup ... made six tackles and returned his first career interception 16 yards in start at free safety vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... amassed a career- and game-high 15 tackles, including one for a loss, an interception and a pass breakup in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... nine tackles and a pass breakup in start at hybrid linebacker vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... recovered two fumbles, including one returned 58 yards for Michigan's first touchdown, in start at hybrid linebacker against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... notched four tackles, a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and an interception vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... redshirted ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Inkster High School (2009) coached by Greg Carter ... three-year starter on defense ... starter at linebacker for Melvindale High School as a sophomore and junior before transferring to Inkster during senior year ... helped lead Inkster to state championship game as a senior ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds ... Key Statistics ... caught 106 passes for 1,703 yards and scored nine touchdowns during his career ... tallied 171 tackles, 6.5 sacks, six interceptions, six fumble recoveries and blocked two punts ... registered 126 tackles, five sacks, five interceptions and three fumble recoveries from strong safety position as a senior ... caught 49 passes for 863 yards and eight touchdowns senior year ... caught four passes for 58 yards and one TD in state championship game against East Grand Rapids, including a pair of two-point conversions and six tackles on defense ... Honors and Rankings ... selected to The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... received Division 3 first-team all-state accolades at defensive back as a senior ... All-West first team pick by the Detroit Free Press senior year ... second-team all-state as a junior.
Personal ... Cameron Calvin Gordon was born June 5, 1991 ... high-school teammate with current Wolverine Devin Gardner ... holds bachelor's degree from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts in general studies.