October 22, 2014

Gordon to consider turning pro

Wisconsin Badger redshirt sophomore running back Melvin Gordon is considering a

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

move to the NFL.

Gordon, who rushed for 1,466 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, is seeking input from the NFL’s Draft Advisory Board.

Gordon said his father wants him to return to Madison, while his mother initially offered the same advice, more recently said she wants him to explore leaving early.

Wisconsin coach Gary Anderson told Gordon it would be in his best interest to return to Madison.

AUDIO: Gary Anderson says Gordon should return to Madison in 2014 :15

Draft eligible underclassmen must declare for the 2014 draft no later than Jan. 15.  Gordon said he’ll make a decision after the Badgers Capital One Bowl Game against South Carolina.