22 Facts About Melvin Gordon

1. Melvin Gordon finished with 132 rushing yards and a touchdown.

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2. Melvin Gordon was named to his first Pro Bowl as a replacement for injured Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell.

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3. On September 11, 2016, Melvin Gordon scored his first two career rushing touchdowns in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs in an overtime loss.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. At the 2015 NFL Combine, Melvin Gordon set a new record for the 60-yard shuttle with 11.0 seconds.

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7. Melvin Gordon waived his final year of college eligibility and entered the 2015 NFL Draft.

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8. Melvin Gordon finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting behind Mariota.

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9. Melvin Gordon became Wisconsin's fourth finalist for the Heisman Trophy, all of whom played running back for the Badgers.

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10. Melvin Gordon was one of three Heisman Trophy finalists joining Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper.

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11. 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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12. Melvin Gordon garnered multiple Player of the Week awards for his performance against the Huskers.

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13. Melvin Gordon was one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award.

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14. Melvin Gordon stated to the media after the game that he wasn't injured.

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15. On November 14, Melvin Gordon was named one of the ten semifinalists for the 2013 Doak Walker Award.

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16. In 2012, Melvin Gordon was the third string running back behind Montee Ball and James White.

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17. Melvin Gordon was given a medical redshirt after suffering a groin injury.

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18. Melvin Gordon attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers football team from 2011 through 2014 under head coaches Bret Bielema, Barry Alvarez, and Gary Andersen.

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19. Melvin Gordon originally committed to the University of Iowa but decommitted and chose the University of Wisconsin–Madison instead.

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20. Melvin Gordon chose Wisconsin over scholarship offers from Iowa, Louisville, and Michigan.

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21. Melvin Gordon earned a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Conference, recording a career-best time of 10.95 seconds.

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22. 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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