Badgers in the NFL

Oh crap, your son has to block J.J. Watt

This J.J. Watt clip from HBO's "Hard Knocks" is awesome. The Atlanta Falcons are featured this season, and their scrimmage against the Houston Texans brought them face-to-face with J.J. Watt. The clip begins with Bruce Matthews, a Hall of Famer who's son is Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews, talking to Atlanta offensive line coach Mike Tice (and father of Badger fan favorite Nate Tice). The ensuing voiceover is awesome; by highlighting the football dads first, the transition to Watt is essentially, "Oh, man. Your son's screwed!" And indeed, Watt looks pretty damn unblockable in the clip.

Montee Ball highlights from that brilliant 2011 season


There are nearly 10 minutes of highlights here, so it's just impossible to pick one favorite play from Montee Ball. I do think one thing that stands out here, and something that I've always admired about him, is his ability to make the most nasty of cuts look so easy. I think it's how he stays balanced while juking/cutting; he rarely looks like the fastest running back, but he's always able to evade defenders. Worse comes to worse, we've seen him throw out a nasty stiff arm on a quite a few occasions. Also, how much damn fun is it reliving Wisconsin's offense with Russell Wilson at the helm?

Montee Ball likely to miss NFL preseason


Former Wisconsin Badgers and current Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball had an appendectomy Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Report: Jared Abbrederis suffers torn ACL


If early reports are true, awful news has struck the rookie wide receiver and former Badger.

Conor O'Neill ready to 'Bear Down' in Chicago


Signed to the Chicago Bears in June, the former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker looks to make a splash later this month in the NFL.

Jacob Pedersen competing for NFL roster spot


Despite going undrafted, Jacob Pedersen still holds the promise of becoming one of the most versatile NFL tight ends in Wisconsin history.

2014 Chris Maragos Skills Camp a success


With friends and former Badgers Luke Swan, Jim Leonhard and Bradie Ewing as coaches, Chris Maragos held his fourth annual skills camp Saturday in Racine.


2014 Russell Wilson Passing Academy highlights

Russell Wilson held his second annual summer camp in Madison on Saturday.


2014 Chris Maragos Skills Camp gallery

Chris Maragos held his fourth annual skills camp in Racine, Wisconsin, Saturday.

Wisconsin reunion likely on 'Hard Knocks'

The Atlanta Falcons will be the featured team on this year's "Hard Knocks" show, potentially reuniting fans with five former Badgers favorites.

Ethan Hemer learning the NFL way in Pittsburgh


The former walk-on from Medford, Wisconsin begins his professional football career in Pittsburgh as he participates in the first organized team activities of the NFL offseason.

Podcast: Ethan Hemer interview; recruiting talk

Lots of Badgers talk tonight: Ben Worgull of talks Badgers recruiting starting at about the 45-minute mark, plus a conversation with NFL rookie and former Badger Ethan Hemer during...

Checking in with Jared Abbrederis

Let's check in with the former Wisconsin wideout, who's embraced a natural "hometown hero" role in Green Bay. Plus, did you pick your all-time Wisconsin basketball starting five?

How good could Dezmen Southward be in the NFL?

Dez Southward is the first defensive back from Wisconsin drafted since 2008, and the highest drafted safety in some time. We look at his skills and his predecessors' NFL careers.

Rounding up 2014 NFL Draft rumors

Will Chris Borland or Jared Abbrederis hear his name called first in this weekend's NFL Draft? There's a poll inside for your voting pleasure.

Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife, Ashton, Seattle Seahawks announce


"I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter."

Seattle Times

Josh Gasser, Badgers in the NFL

Plus, some love for the greatest No. 21 in school history.

Montee Ball dons frog suit at Final Four

Well, this is one way to make light of Saturday's loss.

J.J. Watt flips a very large tire, apparently after lifting other very heavy weights


We know this is post-workout because he said so, and I will never not believe something J.J. Watt says. 30 reps, 1,000-pound tire. What have you done today?


Russell Wilson on 'Late Night With Seth Myers'

Eventually, we'll stop posting about Russell Wilson. Maybe.

NFL Network's Mike Mayock ranks Chris Borland No. 4 linebacker in 2014 draft


The real story here, though: Mayock has Borland above Ohio State's Ryan Shazier. Brace yourselves for the grumbling from Columbus.

Seattle Seahawks sign Mike Taylor, really are Madison West


Congrats, Mike Taylor! He's the latest former Wisconsin Badger to become a Seattle Seahawk. A lingering sports hernia forced him to miss both the 2013 combine and UW's pro day. A workout with the Green Bay Packers followed, as did a week-long stint on the Seahawks' practice squad in December. In case you forgot, Taylor was insanely productive at Wisconsin -- he totaled 273 tackles (24 for loss) and five sacks in 2011 and 2012. He joins Russell Wilson, Chris Maragos and O'Brien Schofield as former Badgers in Seattle. Taylor's signing also means Wisconsin is now the most represented school on the Super Bowl champion's roster, exceeding Texas A&M's three alums.

6 Badgers invited to NFL Combine


Six former Badgers will have the opportunity to boost their draft stock at this year's scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Super Bowl 2014: Russell Wilson reps Wisconsin


At least we got to see Russell Wilson on football's biggest stage. And didn't Chris Maragos always seem to be around the ball?

Super Bowl XLVIII game thread


Which former Badgers are you rooting for?

Which one of you guys is trolling N.C. State fans with this Russell Wilson billboard?


Nice, umm, effort. But since you failed to spell "Russell" correctly, I'm afraid this is not quite #AllRussellWilsonEverything. You're close, though.

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