Wisconsin Football: Wisconsin Badgers All-Time Team

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All-Time Team: Defensive Tackles

Tim Krumrie: One of, if not the, best defensive linemen in UW history spent 1979 to 1982 with the Badgers, and still holds the school record for most career tackles by a defensive lineman — 444.

That number is third all time among all positions in school history. He also tops the school record list with 276 career solo tackles.

In each of his four seasons at UW Krumrie was the Badgers leading tackler. He was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, and was a consensus All-American in 1981. He was a team captain as a senior in 1982.

Krumrie started all 46 games of his UW career.

Since 2009, the Wisconsin Sports Network and WisSports.net has handed out the Tim Krumrie Award to the best high school senior defensive lineman in Wisconsin.

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Wendell Bryant: At UW from 1998 to 2001, Wendell Bryant was on monster on the Badgers defensive line.

Bryant had a knack for getting in the backfield. He’s fifth all time at Wisconsin with 24 career sacks, and he’s ninth all time at UW with 41 career tackles for loss.

He’s tied for second all time at UW (with Daryl Sims and Tim Jordan) with 6 tackles for a loss in a single game, which came September 22, 2001 against Penn State. He’s also second in school history (tied with Mike Thompson, Tom Burke, and Alex Lewis) with 5 sacks in a game, coming in that 2001 matchup against Penn State.

Bryant was Wisconsin’s leading tackler in each of his three seasons as a starter, totaling 48 tackles in both 1999 and 2000, and leading the team with 69 tackles in 2001, for a career total of 165.

He was a Rotary Lombardi Award semi-finalist in both 2000 and 2001, a Football news Player of the Year semi finalist in 2001, the Big Ten Co-Lineman of the Year in 2000, and the sole owner of the award in 2001, and an All-American in 2001.

He was a first team All-Big Ten selection each year from 1999 to 2001.

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