Melvin Gordon clears would-be tackler with beautiful hurdle at full speed
It looks like Melvin Gordon is hitting his stride with the Los Angeles Chargers.
The former Wisconsin star and running back for the Chargers sat out the first four weeks of the NFL season in search of a reworked contract. Now playing in his fifth game of the season, Gordon appears to be hitting his stride with the team.
Though he entered Sunday’s game with just over 100 yards rushing on the year, Gordon has put up 45 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. He also has 29 yards receiving and has come up with some big plays.
One of those big plays was on this clutch first-down run. After taking a handoff up the gut, Gordon had a clear hole ahead to go through. One Packers defender had him dead in his sights, but Gordon didn’t hesitate.
He went up-and-over the would-be tackler with a hurdle at full speed. Gordon’s move helped his run pick up a first down, keeping a Chargers’ drive alive.
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