Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 52, Cory Raymer

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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 52 days until college football is back, is Cory Raymer.

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A Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, native, Cory Raymer spent 1991 to 1994 at Wisconsin.

Raymer was a three-year starter at center for the Badgers, and helped the 1993 team average 250 rushing yards per game and win a Bit Ten title and the Rose Bowl.

He was a first team All-Big Ten selection in both 1993 and 1994, and was a consensus All-American in 1994, Wisconsin’s first consensus All-American since Tim Krumrie in 1981.

Following his collegiate career, Raymer was the 37th overall selection in the 1995 NFL Draft (second round) by the Washington Redskins. He went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL with Washington and the San Diego Chargers. He played in 98 NFL games, starting 83.

In 2005, Raymer was voted onto the All-Alvarez team as the top center from Barry Alvarez’s time as the Wisconsin head coach.

Who wore No. 52 first?

• Guard George VonBremer was the first Badgers player to wear No. 52 in 1927.

Who wears No. 52 now?

• Freshman defensive end David Pfaff will wear No. 52 for the Badgers this season on defense, and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jacob Maxwell wears No. 52 on offense.

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

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