Ex-Sawtell speedster Gordon hits that perfect beat
GOLD Coast Titans winger Kevin Gordon has been a big hit with fans this season, scoring three tries from the first five games.
But it is a hit of a different kind that has the 23-year-old Sawtell Panthers junior excited.
A DJ on the Gold Coast in his spare time, Gordon loves busting a dance move and has produced a video clip called Get it to Gordon that has developed a mini cult following on his own website - kevingordon.net.au
"I've been working on a few new beats, which are coming through," he said.
"You've got to find something else outside footy that you like doing, to take your mind off it for a few hours."
Gordon had more than just a few hours to kill in 2011 when he ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament against the Storm in round two, had a full knee reconstruction and missed the rest of the season.
Having always wanted to pack on the muscle, he set about building his upper body strength and ended up setting a new club bench-press record of 150kg.
"I had a bit of time on my hands to work on my upper body," he said.
"These days, Dave Taylor's got it (the record).
"I've stripped down now."
He might have lost a few kilos but the Titans' speedster, who represented the Philippines last year, did not lose any pace.
And with the Titans surprising a few experts by winning three of their first five games, Gordon says he is loving his time on the glitter strip.
"I'm very grateful to be up here on the Gold Coast - everything's turned out to be pretty awesome," he said.
"Just growing up, I always wanted to be big.
"These days, it's just being happy - doing what you do."