Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 2, 2015

The San Diego Chargers introduced first-round pick Melvin Gordon on Friday, one day after trading up to select the former Wisconsin running back with the 15th pick.

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Gordon, the 2014 Heisman Trophy runner-up, was the second running back off the board, going after former Georgia star Todd Gurley.

The 2014 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year is just the second running back San Diego has selected in the first round since taking LaDainian Tomlinson in the 2001 draft. Gordon knows those are big footsteps to follow, and he said, "I feel like it's fate."

Speaking of Tomlinson, the five-time Pro Bowler and 2006 NFL MVP, Gordon shattered his FBS single-game rushing record with a 408-yard effort vs. Nebraska last fall. The record only lived for one week, as Oklahoma's Samaje Perine broke it the following Saturday.

Gordon will wear No. 28, former Wisconsin teammate Montee Ball's number, in the NFL.

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