Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 67, Dan Buenning


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 67 days until college football is back, is offensive guard Dan Buenning.

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At UW from 2001 to 2004, Buenning was a four-year starter for the Badgers after committing to Wisconsin from his hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Badgers improved from a 5-7 team in his freshman season to a 9-3 team in his senior year, and went to three straight bowl games from 2002 to 2004.

He spent four years paving the way for Anthony Davis, one of the best running backs in Wisconsin history.

Following the 2004 season, Buenning was selected as a College and Pro Football Weekly first team All-American and an Associated Press and The Sporting News second team All-America. He was also a first team All-Big Ten guard in 2004, and was a team captain.

He was voted onto the All-Alvarez team in 2005, joining fellow guard Joe Rudolph on the list that was voted on by former players and team staff and produced by the Capital Times.

Following his collegiate career, Buenning was a fourth round selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 107th overall selection. He played for the Buccaneers from 2005 to 2007, spent 2008 with the Chicago Bears, and 2009 with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

Who wore No. 67 first?

• Guard Roger Stevens first wore No. 67 for the Badgers in 1927.

Who wears No. 67 now?

• Freshman offensive lineman Jon Dietzen currently wears No. 67 for the Badgers. Considering there’s a few holes to fill on the line, Dietzen has a chance to earn some playing time this offseason.

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

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