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The second team All-Big Ten back and Doak Walker semifinalist ran for 1,466 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Badgers this season.
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I have decided to come back next year,” Gordon said in a release. “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 to the Big Ten championship.”
Gordon was named honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated this year and was also the only player in the Big Ten to be named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s best player.
Gordon led the nation by averaging 8.1 yards per carry in 2013.
“Melvin is a great player and a great kid ad we are very happy with his decision,” Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said. “We tried to be very supportive through the decision-making process and relayed all the information he needed to make an informed decision. I’m glad he can now focus on the bowl game and prepare for a great 2014.”
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