Wisconsin Football: 10 Best Quarterbacks in Wisconsin Badgers History

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No. 9: Randy Wright

Years at UW: 1981-1983

Career Stats: 5,003 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, 32 interceptions, 52.8 completion percentage

A two-year starter for the Badgers, Randy Wright became the eighth-winning-est Wisconsin quarterback in just 24 career starts.

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Over that time, Wright racked up 5,003 passing yards, the sixth-best total in school history. His 38 career passing touchdowns ties Darrell Bevell for the fourth most in school history, and his 19 touchdowns in the 1983 season was the fourth-best single-season total in school history.

Wright also set the single-game Wisconsin record with 54 passing attempts in a Nov. 5, 1983 matchup with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Wright threw for 325 yards, that game, the 11th-best single-game total in the school record book. He threw for 300 yards in three straight games in 1983.

He threw a pair of touchdowns in the 1982 Independence Bowl, leading the Badgers to a 14-3 victory over Kansas State.

Wright was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and played for several years. Along with Don Majkowski, Wright wasone of the final Packers starting quarterbacks before Brett Favre’s long tenure in Green Bay.

Next: No. 8: Jim Sorgi