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Gordon & Borland Up For National Awards

Wisconsin Badgers football helmet
Wisconsin Badgers football helmet

MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland and running back Melvin Gordon have been named semi-finalists for three college football post-season awards. 

Borland, a senior, is one of 16 players still in the running for the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player-of-the-year.  He's also among 12 semi-finalists for the Butkus Award as the country's top linebacker.  Borland is also one of 20 quarter-finalists for the Ronnie Lott Impact player-of-the-year honors.  Borland leads Wisconsin with 57 total tackles, seventh-highest in the Big Ten.

 Gordon is among 16 still in contention for the Maxwell Award as college football's player-of-the-year.  He leads Division-One with nine-and-a-half yards per carry, and he's tied for the Big Ten lead in touchdowns with 11.

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