Wisconsin Football: 10 Best Quarterbacks in Wisconsin Badgers History

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Dec 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes in drills before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2: Russell Wilson

Years at UW: 2011

Career Stats: 3,175 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 72.8 completion percentage

The only thing holding Russell Wilson from being No. 1 on this list is that number – 1 – as in the number of seasons he spent at UW.

But what a season it was.

Wilson threw for well over 3,000 yards, and threw for 33 touchdowns while throwing just four interceptions. Add another 338 yards and six touchdowns on the ground and another touchdown catch, and it was a pretty special year for the transfer quarterback.

While he played just one season, he sits tied for ninth in school history with 11 career wins. None was bigger than the 2011 Big Ten Championship, when Wilson led the Badgers to a 42-39 win over Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.

Wilson’s yardage and touchdown totals were the best single-season numbers in school history, and his 191.8 passer efficiency rating and 72.8 completion percentage represent the best career numbers at UW. He also holds the record for most total yards in a season with 3,199. He’s 13th all-time at UW in terms of passing yardage. his 33 passing touchdowns are sixth-best all time at UW.

He was named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and was ninth in Heisman voting in 2011.

He’s currently one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL, and already has a Super Bowl win under his belt with the Seattle Seahawks.

Next: No. 1: Darrell Bevell