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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 2, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Ohnstad, Barca, Allen,
Ballweg, Berceau, Bernier, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Danou, Genrich,
Goyke, Hebl, Hintz, Hutton, Jacque, Jagler, Jorgensen, Kahl, Kerkman,
Kessler, Knodl, Kolste, Meyers, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau, Murtha, Novak,
A. Ott, Petryk, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Shankland, Spiros, Spreitzer,
Steffen, Stuck, Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Wachs, Young,
Zamarripa and Zepnick, cosponsored by Senators Wirch, Bewley, Erpenbach,
Hansen, Harsdorf, C. Larson, Lasee, Lassa, Marklein, Olsen, Ringhand,
Risser, Vinehout and Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR7,1,2 1Relating to: congratulating Melvin Gordon III on his remarkable college football
2career with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers.
AJR7,1,43 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and
4graduated from Bradford High School; and
AJR7,1,75 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III had a standout senior year at Bradford, rushing
62,009 yards and scoring 38 touchdowns on only 158 carries, an average of 12.7 yards
7per attempt; and
AJR7,1,98 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III was so successful at Bradford High School that he
9received a football scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and
AJR7,1,1210 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III continues to maintain strong ties to Kenosha by
11visiting Bradford High School to work with and inspire current students and
12student-athletes; and
AJR7,1,1513 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III is known for his incredible work ethic and
14dedication to training, particularly in the form of middle-of-the-night workouts;
1Whereas, Melvin Gordon III is the fastest college football player in history to
2reach 2,000 yards, doing it in just 241 carries; and
AJR7,2,53 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III set a new NCAA single-game rushing record,
4rushing 408 yards in 25 carries in just three quarters of play for UW-Madison versus
5Nebraska on November 15, 2014; and
AJR7,2,76 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III finished the 2014 season with 2,587 yards and 29
7touchdowns; and
AJR7,2,108 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III has received numerous awards, including being
9named first-team All-American, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten
10Running Back of the Year, and First Team All-Big Ten; and
AJR7,2,1211 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III was a 2014 Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing
12second in votes to receive the prestigious award; and
AJR7,2,1413 Whereas, Melvin Gordon III received the Doak Walker Award, given to the
14nation's top running back; now, therefore, be it
AJR7,2,18 15Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
16legislature salutes Melvin Gordon III on his remarkable college football career with
17the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers and wishes him the best of luck in his
18future in professional football; and, be it further
AJR7,2,20 19Resolved, That the Assembly Chief Clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
20resolution to Melvin Gordon III.
AJR7,2,2121 (End)