Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 95, Tim Jordan


As the countdown to the first Wisconsin football game of the season continues, Badger of Honor is taking a look at Badgers by the numbers, checking in on a different Badger or Badgers players who wore the number corresponding with the remaining days until the Badgers head to Texas to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday, Sept. 5.

Next up in our countdown, signifying 95 days until college football is back, is No. 95, Tim Jordan.

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Jordan — from Madison — headed to UW in 1983 and spent the next four seasons becoming a beast from his linebacker position.

Jordan was all over the field, and the Wisconsin football record book proves it.

He had a six-sack game against Northwestern in 1985, the best single-game sack performance by a Badgers player. He finished the 1985 season with 11 sacks (fifth best single-season sack total in UW history) and finished his career with 27 total sacks, the 4th best mark in school history.

His 33 career tackles for loss are also the 14th best mark in school history, tying O’Brien Schofield and Nick Greisen

While the Badgers went a mediocre 22-23-1 during his time on the team, Jordan was an electric defensive player. He went on to become the sixth recipient of the school’s Jay Seiler Coaches Appreciation award, which is “Presented annually to the defensive player who has contributed to the team’s success to the best of his abilities. It is based upon improvement, attitude and willingness to help the program in all areas.”

He was a fourth round draft pick (No. 107) by the New England Patriots in the 1987 NFL Draft, and played in the NFL until 1989.

He played in 30 games in his NFL career, starting 10. The few statistics available show he had three sacks, and interception and three fumble recoveries in his career.

First to wear No. 95:

• Eugene Brodhagen, tackle, 1937

Who wears it now?

• Redshirt junior nose guard Arthur Goldberg currently wears No. 95.

Stay tuned to Badger of Honor as we continue our daily countdown in preparation of the season opener against Alabama.

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