Titans talent Kevin Gordon loving life on the Gold Coast
TITANS winger Kevin Gordon has been a big hit with fans this season, scoring three tries from the first four games.
But it's a hit of a different kind that has the 23-year-old 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 which 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 the ACL in his knee against the Storm in round two 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. I've stripped down now."
He might have lost a few kilos, but the former Sawtell Panthers junior, who represented the Philippines last year, hasn't lost any pace.
And with the Titans surprising a few experts by winning three of their first four games, Gordon said he was 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."
No doubt he'll be happy if the Titans can knock over big brother in the local derby against the Broncos tonight.
He'll line up against another rising star in Lachlan Maranta who said he hoped to renew his partnership with star centre Justin Hodges, named to return from the hamstring injury he suffered in round two against St George Illawarra.
"Learning from one of the best centres in the game is going to make any young player better," Maranta said.
The 20-year-old is the son of Broncos foundation player Brett Plowman, and his grandfather was club co-founder Barry Maranta.
Lachlan has already made a big impression with three tries in his 10 games, one of those coming on debut against the Roosters in round 14 last year.
But he acknowleged he had plenty of work to do to step out of the shadow of his father and grandfather.
"I've come on a little bit, but I've still got a long way to go," he said.