This is a 2021 photo of Melvin Gordon III of the Denver Broncos NFL Football team.

Melvin Gordon

RB

#25

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 29

Weight: 215 lbs

College: Wisconsin

2021 SEASON

  • CAR
    203
  • YDS
    918
  • AVG
    4.52
  • TDS
    8
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Career Stats

RBFB Career

SEASONTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGTDRECYDSAVGLNGTDFUMLOST
2015Los Angeles Chargers14121846413.50331925.8180
2016Los Angeles Chargers13112549973.9104141910.2352
2017Los Angeles Chargers161628411053.98584768.2494
2018Los Angeles Chargers12121758855.110504909.866410
2019Los Angeles Chargers12111626123.8842296725143
2020Denver Broncos15102159864.69321584.920144
2021Denver Broncos16162039184.58282137.630233
TOTAL9888147761444.25328422447.666141210

Biography

GORDON AT A GLANCE:

  • A seventh-year running back and two-time Pro Bowl selection (2016, '18) who has played 89 career regular-season games (89 starts) and two postseason contests with the Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos (2020-21).
  • Totaled 1,352 rushing attempts for 5,576 yards (4.1 avg.) with 47 touchdowns while catching 271 passes for 2,164 yards (8.0 avg.) with 13 receiving scores in his career.
  • Registered the second-most yards from scrimmage (7,740), and ranks third in rushing touchdowns (47) and fourth in offensive touchdowns (60) among active NFL running backs from 2015-21.
  • Serves as one of three active running backs with career totals of 5,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards during his career.
  • Started 10-of-15 games played with the Broncos in 2020, totaling 215 rushing attempts for 986 yards (4.6 avg.) with nine touchdowns to go with 32 receptions for 158 yards (4.9 avg.) with one receiving score.
  • Appeared in 12 games (11 starts) in 2019 with the Chargers, finishing the season with 162 rushing attempts for 612 yards (3.8 avg.) with eight touchdowns to go along with 42 catches for 296 yards (7.0 avg.) with one score.
  • Ranked fifth in scrimmage yards per game (114.6) while gaining the second-most scrimmage yards per touch (6.1) in the league during his second Pro Bowl season in 2018.
  • Finished the 2018 season with a career-best 5.1 yards per carry (885 yards on 175 attempts) to go along with 10 rushing touchdowns in 12 games (all starts).
  • Set career highs with 1,105 rushing yards and 1,581 scrimmage yards in 2017.
  • Was one of three running backs (Todd Gurley, LAR; Mark Ingram, N.O.) in 2017 to record at least 1,100 rushing yards, 1,500 yards from scrimmage and 12 total touchdowns.
  • Set the FBS record for career rushing average with 7.79 yards per carry to go along with 4,915 career rushing yards and 45 rushing touchdowns as the Heisman Trophy runner-up at the University of Wisconsin in 2014.
  • Earned the Doak Walker Award (nation's top running back) and Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award as a junior in 2014 after rushing for 2,587 yards, the second-most in FBS History (Barry Sanders – 2,628, 1988).
  • Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free-agent on March 20, 2020.
  • Selected by San Diego in the first round (15th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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