Wisconsin Football Countdown: No. 6, Jack Ikegwuonu


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 6 days until college football is back, is Jack Ikegwuonu.

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A Badgers defensive back from 2005 to 2007, Ikegwuonu excelled at separating receivers from the ball.

In his career he totaled 35 passes defended, the sixth-best number all-time at UW. His 16 deflections in 2007 were the eighth-best single-season mark in the school record books.

He totaled 29 pass breakups in his career, the fifth best number in school history. His single-season totals of 15 in 2007 and 11 in 2006 were the third and 13th best numbers in school history, respectively.

Ikegwuonu was a first team All-Big Ten selection in both 2006 and 2007.

From the video below you’ll notice Ikegwuonu wore No. 27 for a time. He switched to No. 6 before the 2006 season.

Ikegwuonu was a fourth round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 NFL Draft, the 131st overall selection.

He played two seasons in the NFL.

Who wore No. 6 first?

• Center William Koenig first wore No. 6 for the Badgers in 1931.

Who wears No. 6 now?

• Running back Corey Clement wears No. 6 these days for the Badgers. Clement is looking to step into the spot left behind by Melvin Gordon and produce big numbers for the Badgers in 2015.

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

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