25
Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Kenosha, Wis.

High School:
Bradford

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 207

Position:
RB

Experience:
2L

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2013:
Consensus Second Team All-Big Ten
2013 Preseason:
Doak Walker Award watch list, 2nd-team All-Big Ten (Athlon, Phil Steele)
2012:
Academic All-Big Ten

2013: Earned second letter, playing in all 13 games and starting four... rushed 25 times for 146 yards in the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina on Jan. 1... ran for 91 yards onf 13 carries vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... rushed for 69 yards on 12 carries at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... ran for 146 yards and a touchdown vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... rushed for 86 yards on 19 carries vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... carried 17 times for 62 yards at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... ran for 142 yards and tied a career-high with three touchdowns at Illinois on Oct. 19 .. rushed a career-high 22 times for 172 yards, including a 71-yard TD run, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... ran 15 times for 74 yards at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... carried 16 times for 147 yards and a career-high three touchdowns vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... ran 15 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 80-yard run for a score, at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... rushed nine times for 140 yards and a touchdown vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... carried the ball 13 times for a game-high 144 yards and a career-long 70-yard touchdown vs. UMass on Aug. 31

2012: Earned first letter, playing in all 14 games with four starts ... his 10.0 yards per carry led the country ... had nine carries for 51 yards against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... ran for a career-high 216 yards on just nine carries and scored a touchdown in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... recorded one carry for 9 yards and one catch for 57 yards and a touchdown at Penn St on Nov. 24 ... had one carry against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... recorded eight carries for 96 yards and a touchdown at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... had a 32-yard kickoff return and recorded a tackle against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... carried the ball 10 times for 20 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... ran for 80 yards, including an career-best 51-yard run, on seven carries at Purdue on Oct. 14 ... carried the ball five times for 15 yards against Illinois on Oct. 16 ... rushed twice for five yards and caught one pass for eight yards at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... scored first touchdown of season against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... finished game with 112 yards rushing on eight carries ... made two receptions and had three kickoff returns for 59 yards against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... recorded one kickoff return for 16 yards at Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... saw action against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011: Appeared in three games ... scored first touchdown of career and rushed for 32 yards on eight carries against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... gained 28 yards on five carries against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... rushed for 38 yards on seven carries in Badger debut against UNLV on Sept. 1

High School:
Four-star recruit by Rivals and three-star by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and Scout ... No. 24 running back in the nation according to Rivals, No. 27 according to MaxPreps, No. 38 according to Scout and the No. 39 athlete according to ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... top-ranked player in Wisconsin according to ESPN/Scouts Inc., No. 2 according to Rivals and No. 3 according to Scout ... first-team all-state selection by A.P. and WFCA as a senior, also WFCA's Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 38 touchdowns and 2,009 yards on 158 carries and catching three touchdowns passes ... Gatorade Player of the Year and conference player of the year ... as a junior, tallied 1,098 yards and 11 scores on 99 carries and had five receiving touchdowns ... honorable mention all-state and all-region by WFCA, first-team all-area by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and first-team all-county by Kenosha News as a junior ... rushed for 1,200 yards and 23 touchdowns as a sophomore ... gained over 500 yards rushing and scored 15 touchdowns as a freshman ... head coach was Jed Kennedy

Personal: Father is Melvin Gordon ... served as teacher's assistant in high school and volunteered serving food at a homeless shelter ... coached youth football ... majoring in life science communication

Career Rushing Statistics
Season GP/GS Att. Yds. TD Yds/Att Long
2011 3/0 20 98 1 4.9 14
2012 14/4 62 621 3 10.0 60
2013 13/4 206 1609 12 7.8 80
Totals 30/8 288 2328 16 8.1 80

Game-by-Game Rushing (Att.-Yds., TD)
2011 SEASON: UNLV (7-38); Northern Illinois (5-28); South Dakota (8-32, 1)

2012 SEASON: Utah State (2-18); UTEP (8-112, 1); at Nebraska (2-5); Illinois (5-15); at Purdue ( 7-82); Minnesota (10-28); at Indiana (8-96, 1); Ohio State (1(-1); at Penn St (1-9); vs. Nebraska (9-216, 1); vs. Stanford (9-51)

2013 SEASON: UMass (13-144, 1); Tennessee Tech (9-140, 1); at Arizona State (15-193, 2); Purdue (16-147, 3); at Ohio State (15-74); Northwestern (22-172, 1); at Illinois (17-142, 3); at Iowa (17-62); BYU (19-86); Indiana (13-146, 1); at Minnesota (12-69); Penn State (13-91); vs. South Carolina (25-146)

Career Game Highs
Rushing Attempts 25 vs. South Carolina, Jan. 1, 2014
Rushing Yards 216 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
Rushing Touchdowns 3 (2x) MR at Illinois, Oct. 19, 2013
Long Rush 80 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
Kickoff Returns 3 vs. Utah State, Sept. 15, 2012
2013 Season Game Highs
Rushing Attempts 25 vs. South Carolina, Jan. 1, 201
Rushing Yards 193 at Arizona State, Sept. 14
Rushing Touchdowns 3 (2x) MR at Illinois, Oct. 19
Long Rush 80 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7
Kickoff Returns N/A
Kickoff Return Yards N/A

ON WISCONSIN
Season Tickets
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago