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Jordan Gay a big deal in his small hometown

Posted by Chris Brown on June 23, 2015 – 10:23 am

Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com Seventh-grader Trey Dawson takes a photo of him and Jordan Gay Tuesday at Bate Middle School.

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Seventh-grader Trey Dawson takes a photo of him and Jordan Gay Tuesday at Bate Middle School.

On Buffalobills.com we profiled how Bills kickoff specialist Jordan Gay helped some special ed math students learn how to graph as they used his kickoff statistics from the 2014 season. The students, who attend the same middle school that Gay went through in his hometown of Danville, Kentucky, also got a chance to meet Gay at the end of the season when he came in for a visit. Gay thought he was just meeting the one class, but it turned out to be much more than that.

Clay Jackson/cjackson@amnews.com Jordan Gay checks out a graph that the students created that charted the length of his kicks Tuesday at Bate Middle School.

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“I went there thinking it would just be that class, but it turned out to be the whole middle school,” said Gay. “I went to each classroom.”

Gay was received like a rock star at Bate middle school back in January. The special ed teacher Robin Moler, made a giant graph of Gay’s kickoff stats from ceiling to floor in the hallway outside her classroom near the gymnasium. Gay talked to the students out in the hall about his week to week performance.

Moler, the middle school teacher who came up with the idea to use Gay’s kickoff stats already has plans for next year.

“So we used his kicking to help teach the kids how to graph,” she said. “Next year what I’d like to do is do comparative graphs, so I’ll take last year’s statistics and his graphing and compare them to how he does this season. It’ll be a great little ongoing thing.”


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