KENOSHA — Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon is chasing his dream, for which there is no offseason.
The University of Wisconsin running back followed his breakout redshirt freshman campaign by spending part of winter break back home in Kenosha. As part of his “break,” the 6-foot-1, 210-pounder conducted intense, specialized workouts along with former Wisconsin running back John Clay under the watchful eyes of Jon Palmen and the staff at Athletic Republic.
In limited offensive snaps, Gordon had 686 yards from scrimmage (averaging 10.7 yards per touch) with four touchdowns in the Badgers’ run to a third consecutive Rose Bowl. He is finding success off the field as well, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors. With 17 collegiate games (and four starts) under his belt, Gordon said there was an adjustment period.