Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 13, Carl McCullough


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 13 days until college football is back, is Carl McCullough.

A Wisconsin running back from 1993 to 1997, McCullough might be most well-known as the guy who Ron Dayne replaced, but McCullough strung together a strong career at UW.

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McCullough played alongside both Dayne and Aaron Stecker during his career, limiting his ultimate potential. Still, he was a productive member out of the Badgers backfield.

McCullough was the 10th back in school history to post a 1,000-yard season, totaling 1,038 yards as a sophomore in 1995.

At the time of his graduation, McCullough was eighth all-time in UW history with 2,111 career yards. The string of running backs in the late 1990s and into the 200s has since pushed that number to 14th all-time, as Montee Ball, Anthony Davis, James White, P.J. Hill, John Clay and Melvin Gordon have all passed him. Corey Clement isn’t far behind, either.

Despite being passed on the depth chart by Dayne, McCullough was a captain on the 1997 team.

Who wore No. 13 first?

• Tackle Stan Binish was the first Badgers player to wear No. 13 in 1928.

Who wears No. 13 now?

• Two Badgers currently wear No. 13 for Wisconsin. On offense, redshirt junior quarterback Bart Houston, thought to be Joel Stave‘s primary backup, wears 13. On defense, redshirt freshman safety Evan Bondoc, who had a nice showing in the spring game, wears the number.

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

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