Top 10 Wisconsin Badgers We’ll Miss: No. 3, Marcus Trotter


The 2014 college football season is winding down, and Badger of Honor is bidding farewell to the Wisconsin football players who will leave the team following the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2015.

Up next in our countdown is the heart and soul of the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers defense, linebacker Marcus Trotter.

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As good as his statistics have been this season – and they’re good: 85 tackles (50 solo, 35 assisted), 3.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss – Trotter’s leadership and enthusiasm has been vital to the success of the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers.

Trotter, like fellow linebacker Derek Landisch, is in his first season as a full-time starter, and he’s making the most of his opportunity.

He finished the 2014 season on a tear, racking up 14 tackles in the regular season finale against Minnesota.

But he’s been a playmaker all season, and makes those big plays with an even bigger smile on his face.

He’s also four-time Academic All-Big Ten Student Athlete, and his sharp mind has aided his play all season. He’s quick to diagnose plays, and fills lanes just as quickly.

His play this season is impressive when considering how little he played prior to 2014. He played just five games in 2011, four in 2012, and five in 2013.

He’s now played 12 games in his senior season, and the Badgers are looking for a big performance in his 13th and final game this year.

Stay tuned to Badger of Honor as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 Badgers We’ll Miss. Up next, number 2, Rob Havenstein.

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Badgers We’ll Miss:

11. The rest of the senior class

10. Peniel Jean

9. Kenzel Doe

8. Warren Herring

7. Dallas Lewallen

6. Sam Arneson

5. Kyle Costigan

4. Derek Landisch

3. Marcus Trotter

2. Rob Havenstein

1. Melvin Gordon