This is the fourth in a week-long series of posts sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011.
I feel like I once again have to preface this post by reminding readers that I was not a Badger fan before 2004. That means you find Ron Dayne on this list (although I do remember watching him during his senior year and rooting for Wisconsin in the 2000 Rose Bowl because he was so impressive).
So here they are, my three favorite Badgers
of all-time since 2004:
- Erasmus James (DE, 2001-04) - If the 2004 group is my favorite team, then Erasmus James has to be one of my favorite players. He was so dominant that season and was still an All-American despite getting injured on a dirty block against Purdue.
- Jim Leonhard (DB, 2000-04) - The ultimate underdog, if you didn't like "JL" then you don't like football. A walk-on turned starter turned team-captain, it's a shame he didn't get a scholarship until his senior year despite being a three-time First Team All-Big selection. He left UW with 21 career interceptions which is tied with Jamar Fletcher for the school record.
Who are your favorite Badgers of all-time?