Running back Melvin Gordon, wearing a Chargers cap, is interviewed by ESPN’s Suzy Kolber minutes after being selected by the Bolts at the 2015 NFL Draft. Image via ESPN

With the No. 15 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected running back Melvin Gordon out of Wisconsin.

“It means everything…I’m so happy right now,” a smiling Gordon said shortly after being selected.

Gordon then tweeted out his excitement to join the Chargers:


The Bolts traded their No. 17 selection, along with their fourth round pick this season and next year’s fifth round selection,  to the San Francisco 49ers in order to select Gordon.

Gordon led the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in rushing yards and touchdowns last season as a junior with the Badgers.

He was also one of the three finalists for Heisman Award along with wide receiver Amari Cooper from Alabama and quarterback Marcus Mariota from Oregon.

With the departure of running back Ryan Mathews in free agency to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bolts had a need at running back.

The three running backs currently on the roster are Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead.

The Chargers next selection, at the moment,  will be the No. 48 pick,  in the second round.

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