Wisconsin Football: Wisconsin Badgers All-Time Team

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All-Time Team: Quarterbacks

Darrell Bevell: The Badgers leading passer kicks off our all-time team list. Bevell threw for 7,686 yards and 59 touchdowns from 1992-1995, and leads the Badgers record book in both categories. The best pure passer in Wisconsin history, Bevell is also the school record holder for pass completions in a game (35) and a career (646). Bevell is the school’s career yardage leader and holds the distinction for most passing yards in a game (423) and most touchdowns (5).

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After a 5-6 season his first year as a starter, Bevell helped the Badgers to a conference championship in 1993 as the Badgers went to the Rose Bowl and knocked of the UCLA Bruins 21-16, thanks in part to a 4th-quarter 21-yard touchdown run from Bevell, one of just a handful of touchdown runs in his career.

Bevell started more games at Wisconsin than any other quarterback (43) and ranks fifth all time with 26 career wins. He had a career 61.4 completion percentage.

Brooks Bollinger: The backup on our all-time team is the Wisconsin quarterback who has taken more snaps than any other, Brooks Bollinger. He’s been a part of 1,289 plays, 79 more plays than legendary running back Ron Dayne. Bollinger and Dayne shared the field in one season, 1999, Bollinger’s freshman year and Dayne’s Heisman Trophy season.

Bollinger is fourth in school history in passing yardage, but he’s second all-time in total yardage at UW, thanks in part to his skills running the football. Bollinger finished his career with 7,394 total yards – second only to Bevell – passing for 5,627 yards and rushing for 1,767 yards.

Bollinger is fourth in school history with 38 passing touchdowns, and his rushing yardage is the 18th best career number at UW – and that’s among all players, he’s tops among quarterbacks. His 26 rushing touchdowns is the 10th best number in school history, again among all players, and his 64 total touchdowns trails only Ron Dayne and Montee Ball in school history.

Bollinger led the Badgers to three bowl game wins, including the 2000 Rose Bowl.

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