Wisconsin Football: 10 Best Quarterbacks in Wisconsin Badgers History

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No. 3: Brooks Bollinger

Years at UW: 1999-2002

Career Stats: 5,627 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, 53.7 completion percentage

Brooks Bollinger has been a part of more plays that anyone in Wisconsin football history, 1,289 plays over his time as a Badger. In that time, Bollinger was a four-year starter, helping the Badgers along the way to a Rose Bowl victory in Ron Dayne’s Heisman Trophy-winning season.

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  • Bollinger is currently tied with Joel Stave for the most wins all time at UW (30), and his 42 starts at UW place him second all time, behind only Darrell Bevell. He went 30-12 as a Badger for a career .714 winning percentage, fifth-best all time at UW.

    While Bollinger was a great passer, he was also a skilled runner. He ran for at least six touchdowns in each of his four years at UW, totaling 26 rushing touchdowns in his career, placing him 10th all time at Wisconsin amongst the great running backs who have come through Madison. He had four career 100-yard rushing games, and finished his career 1,767 rushing yards.

    He threw for 5,627 yards in his career, fourth-best all time at Wisconsin, and his 38 passing touchdowns tied him with Randy Wright for fourth-best all time.

    He was responsible for 64 touchdowns in his career, more than any Badgers player except Ron Dayne and Montee Ball. His career 7,394 all-purpose yards are second only to Darrell Bevell in Wisconsin history.

    Bollinger spent eight years in the NFL, and was the quarterbacks coach at Pittsburgh during Paul Chrysts’ first year with the team.

    Next: No. 2: Russell Wilson