Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 55, Chad Yocum


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 55 days until college football is back, is Chad Yocum.

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Yocum headed to Wisconsin in 1991 out of Windsor, Wisconsin, and quickly became a force on the Badgers defense.

Yocum played both defensive end and linebacker over the course of his career at Wisconsin.

He saw the field as a true freshman and produced for the Badgers, tying for second in the Big Ten with a pair of forced fumbles that season.

He returned as an honorable mention All-Big Ten player as a sophomore. In his sophomore season in 1992 he helped Wisconsin upset No. 12 Ohio State with a three-sack game.

A back injury slowed him in 1993 and 1994, limiting him to just three games over the two years.

He returned to the field in 1995 and started six times that season.

Who wore No. 55 first?

• Tackle William Ketelaar was the first Wisconsin player to wear No. 55 back in 1927.

Who wears No. 55 now?

• Redshirt sophomore defensive end Garret Dooley currently wears No. 55 for the Badgers.

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

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