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Gordon named a Heisman finalist

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As expected, Melvin Gordon will be in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation. The Badgers running back was named one of three finalists for the award, along with Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Alabama's Amari Cooper.

Gordon is the fourth Badger to be named a finalist for the award. He leads the nation with 2,336 rushing yards and is the nation's leading scorer with 29 touchdowns. However, recent history is not on his side. Since Ron Dayne won the Heisman in 1999, only one running back has taken home the award. The rest of the recent recipients have been quarterbacks.

The Heisman Trophy will be awarded Saturday night.

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