Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 48, Pete Monty

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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 48 days until college football is back, is a Badgers all-time great, Pete Monty.

Monty was a force from his linebacker position from 1993 to 1996. The Fort Collins, Colorado native was a tackling machine for the Badgers.

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He holds the Wisconsin record for most career tackles, with 451. He’s third in career solo tackles with 260 over his time at UW.

His single-season total of 178 tackles in 1996 is the second best single-season number in school history, behind only Dave Lokanc in 1972.

Monty led Wisconsin in total tackles for three straight seasons from 1994 to 1996. He was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 1996, and was the team’s MVP that season. He was a captain in both 1995 and 1996.

He was a Rose Bowl winner with the Badgers in 1994.

Monty was a fourth round selection by the New York Giants in the 1997 NFL Draft (No. 103 overall). He played three seasons for the Giants and finished his four-year NFL career with a season with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 2005, Monty was selected as one of the linebackers on the All-Alvarez team, joining Donnel Thompson and Chris Ghidorzi.

Who wore No. 48 first?

• Guard R.E. Garrison first wore No. 48 in 1927.

Who wears No. 48 now?

• Redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Jack Cichy currently wears No. 48 for the Badgers. Cichy played four games in 2013 before redshirting last year.

Who wore No. 48 last?

• Tight end Troy Fumagalli also wore No. 48 in 2014, but switched jersey numbers to 81 this year.

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

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