Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 15, Luke Swan


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 15 days until college football is back, is Luke Swan.

A Fennimore, Wisconsin native, Swan was a walk-on success story for the Badgers.

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He spent 2004-2007 in Madison, totaling over 1,000 receiving yards in his career after walking on and redshirting. He started full time in 2006 and 2007. He missed half of his senior year due to an injury, but still remained the team’s second leading receiver that season.

He was a big-play receiver, averaging 17.4 yards per reception, the 4th best average in school history, tied with Paul Hubbard and Al Hannah.

He totaled 170 receiving yards against Washington State in 2007, which ranks as a top-15 single-game performance in school history.

Swan was a team captain in 2007, and won the University of Wisconsin’s Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award. He was a multiple time academic All-Big Ten player.

Since graduating, Swan has spent time as a graduate assistant with the Badgers.

Who wore No. 15 first?

• Guard Gordon Connor was the first Badgers player to wear No. 15 in 1928.

Who wears No. 15 now?

• Junior wide receiver Robert Wheelwright currently wears No. 15, and is expected to take a step forward this season in Wisconsin’s passing game.

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

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