Gocong with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007
|No. 57, 51|
November 16, 1983 |
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||263 lb (119 kg)|
|High school:||Carpinteria (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Christopher Andrew "Chris" Gocong (born November 16, 1983) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at FCS Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Gocong attended Carpinteria High School in Carpinteria, California and was a letterman in football as a quarterback and linebacker. He also lettered in track and field. In football, as a linebacker, he posted 330 tackles over two years. In track and field, he was a two-time All-League honoree in the discus and shot put and set the school record in the discus (183'3") in his junior year. Gocong was a two-time All-Tri-Valley League linebacker in football and a two-time All-CIF-Southern Section linebacker.
Gocong played college football at Cal Poly where he won the Buck Buchanan Award as college football's best I-AA defensive player. He saw limited action in six games during the 2001 season at Cal Poly, recording six tackles (three solo). He redshirted in 2002 and then started the 2003 campaign as the team's nose guard. Gocong totaled 37 tackles (20 solo) with a sack and eight stops for losses that year.
In 2005, Gocong set a Division 1-AA season-record with 23.5 sacks and led the nation with 31 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He recorded a career-high 98 tackles, caused four fumbles, recovered two others and deflected four passes. He was voted a unanimous All-American and recipient of the Buchanan Award.
In 41 games with the Mustangs, Gocong started 35 times. He recorded 212 tackles as he set an NCAA career-record with 42 sacks for minus 284 yards. His 61.5 stops for losses of 330 yards rank fourth in Division 1-AA history. He recovered three fumbles and caused six others. He also intercepted a pass, deflected eight others and blocked a kick.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in
|4.70 s||1.61 s||2.74 s||4.09 s||7.06 s||38 1⁄2 in
|10 ft 3 in
|All measurements were taken at the NFL Scouting Combine.|
Gocong was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, but missed the entire 2006 season due to an injury suffered before the preseason. He made his NFL debut on September 9, 2007, where he started at the "Sam" linebacker position. He alternated snaps at defensive end and linebacker and recorded his first career sack (Tom Brady) on November 25, 2007, in the Eagles' road game at the New England Patriots. In all, Gocong played in all 16 games serving as the team's SAM linebacker, and recorded 92 tackles, one sack, four hurries and two passed defended. His seven tackles-for-losses ranked second on the team. Also recorded 11 special teams tackles. During the 2007 season, Gocong was the host of the Chris Gocong Show on ESPN 1450. The show was hosted by Mike Gill, live from Chickie's and Pete's in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.
In 2008 he finished tied for third on the team in special teams tackles with 19. He also had 61 total tackles, two sacks, four passes defensed a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as the Eagles starting strongside linebacker.
In the first seven games of the 2009 season, Gocong started at his normal position at "Sam" linebacker. He was inactive in week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys due to a hamstring injury suffered the week before against the New York Giants. Due to injuries at the middle linebacker position, Gocong started his first game at middle linebacker against San Diego in week 9. In week 14, he lost his starting "Sam" linebacker job to rookie Moise Fokou.
He was re-signed to a one-year contract on March 30, 2010.
On April 2, 2010, Gocong was traded, along with cornerback Sheldon Brown to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for linebacker Alex Hall, and 4th and 5th round draft picks in the 2010 NFL Draft. On August 4, 2012, during a training camp practice, Gocong was lost for the 2012 season due to a right Achilles tendon rupture that required surgery.
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG IR||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
- "Chris Gocong, DS #8 DE, Cal Poly". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
- Florio, Mike (March 30, 2010). "Ellis Hobbs, Chris Gocong sign RFA tenders". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
- Schefter, Adam (April 2, 2010). "Eagles CB Brown traded to Cleveland". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.
- Associated Press (Aug 4, 2012). "Browns LB Gocong injures Achilles at practice". Yahoo!sports. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- "Chris Gocong Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
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