Senior corner Sean Gords is one of those can’t miss players on the football field. Not only does his dreadlocked hair stick out from his helmet, but his playing this season is already of note, as he helped the Bobcats defense hold Monmouth to 24 points in the first game of the season.
The Los Angeles, Calif. native says the best part of playing corner is that “it’s a one-on-one position, and usually you have only one thing to worry about, and that’s defending your man.” Gords studies film and watches NFL corners to get hyped up, and learn more about his position.
He started playing football at the age of ten, because his dad used to play. Gords was successful in the sport, and even got team MVP and earned First Team All-Conference his senior year of high school. Throughout the years, he has discovered his favorite thing about football is “the competition and playing in front of a bunch of people.” He would like to continue with the sport, “if the NFL wants me.”
Being successful as an athlete requires “preparing well for a game, taking care of your body and be extremely mentally strong,” Gords said, “Mental toughness is very important in sports, especially the position I play.”
Willy Wonka’s quote, “But we must remember there are more important things, many more important things. Though offhand I cannot think of what they are, but I’m sure there must be something,” serves as inspiration for Gords in his daily life and on the field.
A business marketing major, Gords said his favorite class at MSU has been essentials of marketing, because “it was actually about my major and I had a super cool teacher.”
Gords notes the football team “appreciates all our fans, and we’re big in helping out the community.” Bobcat football will be traveling to Texas this weekend to play Southern Methodist University.