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Wisconsin All-Decade Teams

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As the "aughts" (or whatever we are supposed to call them) come to a close, we thought it would be fun to put together All-Decade Teams for UW's major sports. Heck, we even included hockey! Check 'em out and let us know what you think:

Wisconsin Football

First Team


QB: John Stocco
RB: Anthony Davis
FB: Chris Pressley
WR: Chris Chambers
WR: Lee Evans
TE: Travis Beckum
LT: Joe Thomas (PLAYER OF THE DECADE)
RT: Eric Vandenheuvel
LG: Bill Ferrario
RG: Jason Palermo
C: Al Johnson

DE: O'Brien Schofield
DE: Matt Shaughnessy
DT: Antajj Hawthorne
DT: Wendell Bryant
OLB: Jonathan Casillas
OLB: Deandre Levy
MLB: Mark Zalewski
CB: Jamar Fletcher
CB: Jack Ikegwuonu
SS: Jason Doering
FS: Jim Leonhard

K: Taylor Mehlhaff
P: Kevin Stemke
PR: Jim Leonhard
KR: Brandon Williams


2nd Team


QB:  Brooks Bollinger
RB: Brian Calhoun
FB:  Matt Bernstein
WR: Luke Swan
WR: Jonathon Orr
TE: Owen Daniels
LT: Gabe Carimi
RT:  Josh Oglesby
LG: Dave Costa
RG: Kraig Urbik
C: Casey Rabach

DE: Jonathan Welsh
DE: Erasmus James
DT: Jason Jefferson
DT: Nick Hayden
OLB: Alex Lewis
OLB: Dontez Sanders
MLB: Nick Griesen
CB: Mike Echols
CB: Allen Langford
SS: Joe Stellmacher
FS: Roderick Rogers

K: Mike Allen
P: Ken Debauche
KR: Matt Davis
PR: Brandon Williams

(Compiled by Tim Shovers. Tim is a UW-Madison '08 graduate who currently works for Clear Channel Radio in Atlanta.)

Wisconsin Men's Basketball

First Team

G - Devin Harris (PLAYER OF THE DECADE)
G - Kirk Penney
F - Alando Tucker
F - Mike Wilkinson
C - Brian Butch

Second Team

G - Kammron Taylor
G - Trevon Hughes
G - Michael Flowers
F - Joe Krabbenhoft
F - Marcus Landry

Third Team

G - Mike Kelley
G - Clayton Hanson
G - Sharif Chambliss
F - Mark Vershaw
F - Jon Leuer

(Compiled by Adam Hoge. For a different perspective on the best basketball players of the decade, check out this All-Decade Team compiled by David Kay at look at The Sports Bank.

Wisconsin Men's Hockey

First Team

F - Dany Heatley
F - Joe Pavelski
F - Robbie Earl
D - Tom Gilbert
D - Jamie McBain
G - Brian Elliott (PLAYER OF THE DECADE)

Second Team

F - Adam Burish
F - Jack Skille
F - Rene Bourque
D - Davis Drewiske
D - Ryan McDonagh
G - Bernd Bruckler

(Compiled by Adam Hoge.)