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53 Facts About Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon briefly held the NCAA Division I FBS single-game rushing yards record with 408 yards, set playing in three quarters against Nebraska in November 2014, until it was broken the following week by Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine against Kansas with 427 yards.
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Melvin Gordon became the second all-time single-season rusher in FBS history with 2, 587 yards, falling 41 yards shy of Barry Sanders record of 2, 628 yards set in 1988.
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Melvin Gordon was a first-team All-state selection by the Associated Press and the WFCA as a senior, after he rushed for 2, 009 yards with 38 touchdowns.
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Melvin Gordon earned a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Conference, recording a career-best time of 10.
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Melvin Gordon originally committed to the University of Iowa but decommitted and chose the University of Wisconsin–Madison instead.
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Melvin Gordon was given a medical redshirt after suffering a groin injury.
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In 2012, Melvin Gordon was the third string running back behind Montee Ball and James White.
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James White and Melvin Gordon received a majority of the carries and the backfield and both were productive.
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Melvin Gordon had a season-high in yardage with 193 yards on 15 carries for two rushing touchdowns.
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Melvin Gordon found the endzone three times to go along with 147 yards on 16 carries in the following game against Purdue.
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On November 14, Melvin Gordon was named one of the ten semifinalists for the 2013 Doak Walker Award.
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In December 2013, Melvin Gordon announced after much speculation that he would be returning to Wisconsin for his junior season.
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In explaining his decision, Melvin Gordon stated that, "I love the University of Wisconsin and feel that there is still a lot of room for growth.
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Melvin Gordon stated to the media after the game that he wasn't injured.
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However, two days later Andersen stated that Melvin Gordon strained his hip-flexor on the last play in the second quarter of the game against LSU and "we were trying to be smart with him as the rest of the game went on".
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Melvin Gordon accomplished this, as well as scoring four rushing touchdowns, on only 25 carries in three quarters of play.
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Melvin Gordon garnered multiple Player of the Week awards for his performance against the Huskers.
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Melvin Gordon went over 2, 000 yards rushing for the season, only the 17th player in FBS history to do so.
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Melvin Gordon reached the 2, 000 yard mark faster than any of his predecessors, on just 241 carries.
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When Melvin Gordon learned that his record had been broken after only one week, he commented: "That's disappointing, to have that.
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The following day, Melvin Gordon was named the Big Ten's Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year.
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Melvin Gordon became Wisconsin's fourth finalist for the Heisman Trophy, all of whom played running back for the Badgers.
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Melvin Gordon finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Mariota.
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Melvin Gordon waived his final year of college eligibility and entered the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Melvin Gordon set the Outback Bowl rushing record with his performance and was named the game MVP.
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Melvin Gordon began his professional career being named the starting running back for the Chargers' season opener, ahead of veterans Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver.
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On May 10, 2016, it was revealed that Melvin Gordon had undergone microfracture surgery in January, but would still be ready for training camp and other activities starting in 2016.
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On September 11, 2016, Melvin Gordon scored his first two career rushing touchdowns in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Melvin Gordon missed the final three games of the season after suffering hip and knee injuries, finishing just three yards shy of 1, 000 yards rushing.
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Melvin Gordon returned to playing in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Melvin Gordon earned his second Pro Bowl nomination for his accomplishments in the 2018 season.
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Melvin Gordon was ranked 34th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
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Melvin Gordon wore 25 throughout his collegiate career with the Wisconsin Badgers.
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On July 13, 2019, Melvin Gordon told the Chargers that if he did not receive a new contract, he would demand to be traded and skip training camp.
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On July 16, 2019, Melvin Gordon stated that "I want to end up with the Chargers, I mean, that's my home.
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Melvin Gordon reported to the team on September 26, 2019, and the Chargers received a roster exemption for him.
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On March 26, 2020, Melvin Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Denver Broncos.
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Melvin Gordon shared the backfield with rookie Javonte Williams in the 2021 season.
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In 2018, Melvin Gordon founded the Beyond the Flash Foundation, which is designed to help fight hunger and provide needy families with support.
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Melvin Gordon was arrested in Denver for speeding and DUI on October 14, 2020.
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Melvin Gordon pleaded not guilty to the charges on January 14, 2021.
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The DUI charge was dismissed on March 10, 2021, and Melvin Gordon instead pleaded guilty to speeding and reckless driving.
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