Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 8, Jason Doering


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 8 days until college football is back, is Jason Doering.

As the matchup with Alabama creeps to about a week away, we’re getting into the think of former Badgers stars. Doering fits right in the group, as the former Wisconsin defensive back was one of the best players in Badgers history.

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Doering is a top-15 tackler all time at UW as a defensive back, totaling 338 stops from 1997-2000. Often making those tackles on an island, his 250 solo tackles is the fourth best number in school history, edging the likes of Chris Borland, Dave Crossen, and more.

He led the team in tackles for three straight seasons from 1998-2000, and was twice a team captain in 1999 and 2000, a rare Wisconsin junior to be named a captain.

Doering joined Jim Leonhard as a member of the All-Alvarez team.

Following college, Doering was a sixth round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts (No. 193 overall). He player for the Colts through 2003 and for the Washington Redskins in 2004.

Who wore No. 8 first?

• Guard Willard Anderson was the first Badgers player to wear No. 8 in 1931.

Who wears No. 8 now?

• Junior cornerback Sojourn Shelton currently wears No. 8 for the Badgers. Shelton is a veteran presence in the Badgers defensive backfield, and figures to play a key role in the defensive scheme this fall.

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

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