How might I make a blender model into a player/npc?

I’ve decided to try out blender, and I’m slowly but surely becoming good at making models.
But how can I get the models into gmod? Blender allows bones, but is there a way for me to get blender models into gmod as players or ragdolls without losing the bones?
I’m trying to make a Renard model. It would be awesome as a player model.