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Melvin Gordon says no to NFL, will return to Badgers

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One of the top running backs in the country has decided to give college football at least one more go-around.

Through the school, Melvin Gordon announced that he has decided to return to Wisconsin for his redshirt junior season.  The decision comes after, as many draft-eligible players do, requesting input on his NFL potential from the Draft Advisory Board earlier this month.

“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I have decided to come back next year,” Gordon said in a statement. “I love the University of Wisconsin and feel that there is still a lot of room for growth. Academically, another year in school will help me get closer to completing my degree and on the field I hope to help my team get back the Big Ten championship.

“With this decision out of the way I can now focus on helping my team prepare for the Capital One Bowl and a great opponent in South Carolina.”

As a third-year sophomore, Gordon finished the 2013 regular season 11th in the country in rushing yards (1,466) and fourth in yards per carry (8.1).

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4 Responses to “Melvin Gordon says no to NFL, will return to Badgers”
  1. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 20, 2013 3:57 PM

    The potential prospects for the 2015 Draft RBs: Yeldon, Hills, Gordon, D.Johnson is looking very promising

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 20, 2013 4:01 PM

    Good for him…. I don’t think he was a first rounder anyway. So he’s better off going back another year and trying to build on the great season he had.

  3. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:10 PM

    Awesome news!!

  4. dhardy8207 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:25 PM

    Probably a smart decision. Good luck to this young man.

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