It’s all about family for Melvin Gordon

It’s all about family for Melvin Gordon
Melvin Gordon

Fomer Badgers star running back Melvin Gordon was back in his hometown of Kenosha this week for work and play.

Gordon is a community ambassador for the Jockey brand, a company founded in Kenosha.

He’s supporting the Jockey Being Family Foundation, which promotes adoption resources and help for post-adoptive families.

The current San Diego Charger said he was glad to see his family and friends, but he’s also a big fan of signing autographs and taking pictures for a good cause.

“Whether you’re adopted or whatever, family is family. That’s big with me. When they got on the phone with my agent or whoever they asked me to be a part of this. I was all for it,” Gordon said. “Me having younger people look up to me as a role model, it’s great to show that to them. So they know when they grow older and get in a position where people are looking up to them, they can follow the lead and help our community that way.”