Melvin Gordon is a running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He weighs 98 pounds and stands 1.85 meters tall. His junior year at Bradford High School saw him gain 1,098 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 99 carries. He earned honorable mention All-state and All-region recognition from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association for his five receiving touchdowns (WFCA).
His senior season saw him rush for 2,009 yards and 38 touchdowns, garnering him first-team All-state recognition from the WFCA and the Associated Press. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played football for the Wisconsin Badgers.
He participated in three games as a rookie in 2011, carrying 20 times for 98 yards and a score. In order to participate in the 2015 NFL Draft, he waived his last year of NCAA eligibility. He ran for 251 yards in his last collegiate game. In the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected Gordon with the 15th overall choice.
He inked a $16 million, two-year deal with the Denver Broncos in March 2020. In Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, he played in his first game for the Broncos. He ran for 78 yards and a rushing touchdown on 15 carries throughout the course of the game. Gordon re-signed on April 27, 2022, for a single season with the Broncos.
What Is Melvin Gordon’s Position?
Melvin Gordon is a professional football running back who wears jersey number 25 for the Denver Broncos.