Connect with us


Former Wisconsin Football Running Back Finds New NFL Home



Wisconsin Badgers football legends Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball, and James White.

A former Wisconsin football legend has found a new home in the NFL.

According to a report by Adam Schefter, Melvin Gordon has signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

Gordon was released from the Denver Broncos last season after three seasons with the team before being picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad. Before those two stints, the Badger legend spent five seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The former Doak Walker Award winner has carved out an excellent career for himself. Gordon has amassed 6,462 career rushing yards and 55 rushing touchdowns. On top of that, the NFL vet has earned two Pro Bowl nominations.

His best season came in 2016 when he logged 1,416 combined yards and 12 touchdowns. With that performance, Gordon was selected to his first Pro Bowl.

During his time at UW, Gordon became one of the most decorated running backs in school history. The Kenosha, Wisconsin native was a Doak Walker Award winner, a Heisman Trophy runner-up (he should have won, but that’s neither here nor there), the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, and was named a unanimous first-team All-American in 2014. Sprinkle in a few First Team All-Big Ten nominations, and you’ve got one heck of a player.

The 30-year-old running back is entering his ninth NFL season and will be a veteran presence for Baltimore’s young running back group.

Contact/Follow us @Badger_Notes on Twitter, Subscribe to the BadgerNotes Newsletter here. Also, like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Wisconsin football news, notes, opinion, and analysis. You can also follow Jake Maier on Twitter @JakeJMaier.

Jake Maier is the managing editor and publisher at He has provided coaching and editorial support to numerous writers in his role, contributing significantly to the platform's growth. His expertise extends to Wisconsin Badgers football, basketball, and recruiting coverage. Jake's previous bylines can be found at Fansided and Wisconsin Sports Heroics.