Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 1,466 yards this season, will return for his redshirt junior season in 2014 rather than enter the NFL Draft, he announced Friday.
"I love the University of Wisconsin and feel that there is still a lot of room for growth," Gordon said in a statement released by the school. "Academically, another year in school will help me get closer to completing my degree, and on the field I hope to help my team get back the Big Ten championship.
"With this decision out of the way I can now focus on helping my team prepare for the Capital One Bowl and a great opponent in South Carolina."
Gordon leads the nation in yards per carry (8.1) and runs of 60 or more yards (four).