There has been some stellar running backs in Wisconsin’s football history, and current NFL stars Melvin Gordon and James White are the epitome of the Badgers’ tradition. Both were back in Madison Saturday for a youth football clinic.
White and Gordon were a year apart at UW, now between them they have three Super Bowl rings and two Pro Bowl appearances. Coming back and doing a youth football clinic has been something the two former Wisconsin standouts have wanted to do ever since they left the program.
“I didn’t have this opportunity and I say it all of the time, NFL guys come back and support. Get out here on a college field, it’s amazing man,” Gordon said to reporters with a smile on his face.
White has won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.
“Very exciting. We’ve talked about it for a long time, get the kids out here and run around have some fun,” said White. “Teach them a few things about football and about life so definitely a good experience.”
White ranks fifth in school history in rushing yards. (4,015),