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Melvin Gordon named to Pro Bowl
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 23, 2017
San Diego Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon runs with the ball during an NFL football rookie mini camp Friday, May 15, 2015, in San Diego. Gordon was drafted in the first round by the Chargers. (Gregory Bull/AP)

San Diego Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon runs with the ball during an NFL football rookie mini camp Friday, May 15, 2015, in San Diego. Gordon was drafted in the first round by the Chargers. (Gregory Bull/AP)

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is headed to his first-career Pro Bowl, the Chargers and the NFL announced Monday.

Gordon was originally selected as a third-alternate for the all-star game.

Gordon rushed for a team-high 997 yards this season, 13th in the NFL. He also led the team and tied for ninth in the NFL with 12 touchdowns: 10 rushing and two receiving. Gordon finished the season with 1,416 total yards from scrimmage (997 rushing and 419 receiving), sixth in the League.

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The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played Sunday (Jan. 29) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

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