Top 50 Badgers

Who are the top 50 Badgers since 1975? The top ten is right around the corner as Badgermaniac takes a look-see at players 15 to 11.

50. John Stocco-QB-(2003-current)
49. Kevin Stemke-Punter (1997-2000)
48. Gary Casper-LB-(1989-92)
47. Dan Buenning-OG-(2001-04)
46. Brandon Williams-WR-(2002-2005)
45. Nick Greisen-LB -(1998-2001)
44. Al Johnson-C-(1999-2002)
43. Bill Ferrario-OG-(1997-2000)
42. Mike Echols-CB-(1998-2001)
41. Antajj Hawthorne -DT-(2001-2004)
40. Joe Rudolph-OG-(1992-1994)
39. Matt VandenBoom-S-(1980-1982)
38. Randy Wright-QB-(1981-1983)
37. Jeff Messenger-DB-(1991-1994)
36. Jerry Wunsch-OT- (1993-1996)
35. Dave Mohapp-FB-(1978-1981)
34. David Greenwood-S/P-(1979-1982)
33. Terrell Fletcher-RB-(1991-1994)
32. Tony Simmons-WR-(1994-1997)
31. Chris Chambers-WR-(1997-2000)
30. Joe Thomas-OT-(2003-current)
29. Anthony Davis-RB -(2001-2004)
28. Brooks Bollinger-QB-(1999-2002)
27. Ray Snell-OG-(1977-1979)
26. Aaron Gibson-OT-(1996-1998)
25. Lamark Shackerford-DT-(1990-1993)
24. Richard Johnson-CB-(1982-1984)
23. Joe Panos-OT-(1991-1993)
22. Pete Monty-LB-(1993-1996)
21. Darrell Bevell-QB-(1992-1995)
20. Don Davey-DT-(1987-1990)
19. Darryl Sims-DT-(1980-1984)
18. Casey Rabach-OC-(1997-2000)
17. Jeff Dellenbach-OT-(1981-1984)
16. Brent Moss-RB-(1991-1994)

15. Tarek Saleh-LB/DE-(1993-1996)-Saleh was a first team All-Big Ten performer twice and was named to various All-American teams both seasons. This relentless player ranks 1st in his career with 58 tackles for losses, 283 yards lost as a result of these tackles, and 33 sacks. He registered 14 sacks in 1996, a record until Tom Burke came along.

14. Chris McIntosh-OT-(1996-1999)- Big Mac started every game in his collegiate career (50 games). He was named to the All-Big Ten team twice, was a consensus All-American and a Lombardi/Outland award finalist as a senior. He was a member of the OL, which helped Ron Dayne set the all-time NCAA rushing record and won two Rose Bowl titles. He was a first round draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks where he started as a rookie before injuries ended his career.

13. Tom Burke-DE-(1995-1998)-Burke was the defensive player of the year in the Big Ten in 1998 as he set a Big Ten record for sacks with 22. He is 3rd on the all-time list in career tackles for losses (54) and 2nd in career sacks (32). He also was named a consensus All-American. He led the Badgers to the '99 Rose Bowl championship as well as appearances in two other bowl games. He played in the NFL with the Cardinals.

12. Billy Marek-RB-(1973-1975)- The all-time leading Badger rusher until a fellow named Dayne came along, Marek was team MVP in '75 and twice was on the first team All-Conference team. His 3,709 yards ranks third all-time while his 44 touchdowns also rank third. Marek averaged 5.16 yards per carry, 4th all time, and was one of the most exciting players to ever wear a Badger uniform.

11. Troy Vincent-CB-(1988-1991)-Vincent was a first team All-American performer in 1991 when he also was co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Big Ten as well as team MVP. He was also runner up for the Jim Thorpe award. Vincent is 6th in career passes defended with a high of 15 in 1991. He is also 3rd in career punt return yards with 773 and 4th in average with 11. 4 yards per return. He returned 3 punts for scores in his career. Vincent is still playing in the NFL as a productive starter.

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