Wisconsin Football: Wisconsin Badgers All-Time Team

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All-Time Team: Outside Linebackers

Tarek Saleh: From 1993 to 1996, Tarek Saleh became a dominant defensive end/outside linebacker for the Badgers, starting at outside linebacker in 1994 before transitioning to defensive end in 1995 and 1996, where he excelled at getting into the backfield. Saleh holds Wisconsin’s record with 58 career tackles for loss and 33 career sacks.

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He has the 2nd and 3rd best single season sack numbers in UW history, recording 14 in 1996 and 12 in 1995. Similarly his 23 tackles for loss in 1995 and 21 tackles for a loss in 1996 are the 5th and 6th best single-season marks in school history.

He led the Badgers with 74 total tackles in 1996. He was also a team captain in 1996, and in the final game of the season earned Copper Bowl Defensive MVP honors after he totaled 6 tackles, a pass defended and a blocked field goal in an upset victory over Utah.

He was a Football News second team All-American in 1995 and a Football News first team All-American in 1996, as well as a two-time (1995 and 1996) first team All-Big Ten linebacker.

Tim Jordan: A Madison native, Tim Jordan headed to UW in 1983 and spent the next four seasons becoming a beast from his linebacker position.

Jordan was all over the field, and the Wisconsin football record book proves it. He had a six-sack game against Northwestern in 1985, the best single-game sack performance by a Badgers player. He finished the 1985 season with 11 sacks (fifth best single-season sack total in UW history) and finished his career with 27 total sacks, the 4th best mark in school history.

His 33 career tackles for loss are also the 14th best mark in school history, tying O’Brien Schofield and Nick Greisen.

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