Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 94, Ken DeBauche


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 94 days until college football is back, is Ken DeBauche.

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We highlighted a kicker a few days ago, and next up we have one of the best punters in school history.

DeBauche, a Suamico, Wisconsin, native, attended UW-Madison from 2004-2007.

A four-year starter for the Badgers, DeBauche firmly stamped his name all over the UW record book.

He holds Wisconsin’s record for most punting yards in a single game, 514 in 2006 against Michigan.

He has the highest average yards per punt over the course of a season — his 2005 year — with 44.8 yards per punt.

Behind only Kevin Stemke, DeBauche in his career is second all time in punting average (42.5 career punting average).

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He trails only Stemke and Scott Cepicky in career punting yards (9.815) and trails the same duo (although Cepicky is the school record holder) in total punts with 231.

Following his time at Madison, DeBauche went undrafted in 2008, signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, but was released prior to the beginning of the preseason.

An interesting side note is that Brad DeBauche, Ken’s younger brother, also punted for the Badgers. The younger DeBauche, however, was second string to his older brother and later Brad Nortman.

First to wear No. 94:

• Tackle Phil Raddatz first wore No. 94 in 1937.

Who wears it now?

Conor Sheehy, a defensive end out of Milwaukee, currently wears No. 94.

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

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