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Gordon a finalist for Walker, Maxwell awards

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 Badgers running back Melvin Gordon has been named a finalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the top collegiate player in the country, and the Doak Walker Award, given to the top running back.

Gordon is the nation's leading rusher with 2,109 yards. He is tied for the Big Ten record for rushing yards in a single season. He is the fastest player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 yards in a season.

All three of the running backs up for the Walker Award hail from the Big Ten. Gordon joins Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah and Indiana's Tevin Coleman.

Gordon is competing with a pair of quarterbacks for the Maxwell Award. Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott are the other two finalists.

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