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Gordon Finalist For Doak Walker Award

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MADISON, Wi (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has been named a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given each year to the nation's top running back. 

Gordon could give Wisconsin back-to-back honors, as Montee Ball won the Walker award a year ago.  Ten players remain in contention for it.  The Badgers have had semi-finalists the last four years, and in nine of the last 16 seasons. 

Gordon, a redshirt sophomore, ranks eighth in the nation with 129 rushing yards per game.  He amassed a-thousand yards in just 104 carries, as he leads the nation with an eight-point-one yard average per attempt.  Gordon has 11 rushing touchdowns, tied for second in the Big Ten.